Natural History Museum, University of Oslo (O)

The collection consists of about 350,000 lichen specimens. We have important collections from Norway (120,000, fully computerized), Iceland, the Arctic (especially Greenland, Jan Mayen, Bear Island, Svalbard, and Novaya Zemlya), Macaronesia, and East Africa (especially Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda). The material includes, e.g., the collections of Mathias Numsen Blytt (1789-1862), Søren Christian Sommerfelt (1794-1838), Niels Green Moe (1812-1892), Johannes Musæus Norman (1823-1903; part), Bernt Lynge (1884-1942), Eilif Dahl (1916-1993), and Hildur Krog (1922-2014). So far about 1,500 lichen types have been identified.
Contacts: Einar Timdal, curator of lichens,
Curator of Lichens: Einar Timdal,, +(47)22851620 (ORCID #: 0000-0003-4524-0617)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 March 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Herbarium O
Natural History Museum University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1172, Blindern
Oslo,    NO-0318
Collection Statistics
  • 270,080 specimen records
  • 144,848 (54%) georeferenced
  • 245,105 (91%) identified to species
  • 171 families
  • 817 genera
  • 6,894 species
  • 7,109 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics