The spirit collection at NHM Vienna, Department of Botany contains about 2000 samples of higher plants (ferns and seed plants) from all around the world preserved in ethanol. Especially well represented are the families Annonanceae, Ebenaceae and Lamiaceae. Further an important set of samples from the Juan-Fernandez-Islands is preserved.
Dr. Bruno Wallnöfer
Taxonomic identifications possible upon request
Tissue samples for DNA analyses available for research projects with cooperation partners
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
The samples of this collection are particularly useful for anatomical studies on flowers or other delicate features.