Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, UK (RBG-K)

Funded as a government institution in 1841; Kew herbarium and library founded in 1852. Around 7 million vascular plant specimens (including approximately 330,000 types) and 1.25 million fungi specimens. This dataset has been updated to follow the APG IV system.
Contact: Alan Paton, Head of Collections (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 April 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Royal Botanic Garden
Access Rights: Public Domain
Collection Statistics
  • 678 occurrence
  • 300 (44%) georeferenced
  • 111 (16%) identified to species
  • 58 families
  • 41 genera
  • 51 species
  • 51 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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