Vol. 77 No. 1 (2022)

The extant herbaria from the Sixteenth Century: a synopsis

Riccardo M. Baldini
Dipartimento di Biologia, Centro Studi Erbario Tropicale, Università di Firenze, Via G. La Pira 4, 50121, Firenze
Giovanni Cristofolini
Erbario e Orto Botanico, Sistema Museale di Ateneo, Università di Bologna, Via Irnerio 40, 40126 Bologna
Carlos Aedo
Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid
Published April 20, 2022
  • The XVI century,
  • botanical collections,
  • history of botany
How to Cite
Baldini, R. M., Cristofolini, G., & Aedo, C. (2022). The extant herbaria from the Sixteenth Century: a synopsis. Webbia, 77(1), 23-33. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-13038


A synthetic synopsis of the herbaria of the 16th century is provided. The list is in chronological order and resumes the general information on the earliest herbaria from the XVI century facilitating the access by the scientific community to this important source of historical information. Fifteen herbaria are listed, of which the oldest date back to the first half of the 16th century. Nine originated in Italy, three in Switzerland, two in Germany and one in France. For each herbarium, data are provided on chronology, geographical origin, format and extent, current place of conservation, and information on cataloguing and digital accessibility when available.