BCB Herbarium

Contact: Rosa M. Cros and Montserrat Brugués

44.300 specimens of mosses
11.200 specimens of liverworts

Holotypus: Acaulon casasianum Brugués & H.A.Crum, Acaulon dertosense Casas, Sérgio, Cros & Brugués, Acaulon fontiquerianum Casas & Sérgio, Goniomitrium seroi Casas, Orthotrichum comosum F. Lara, R. Medina & Garilleti.

Isotypus: Orthotrichum handiense F.Lara, Garilleti & Mazimpaka, Orthotrichum ibericum F.Lara & Mazimpaka, Orthotrichum macrocephalum F.Lara, Garilleti & Mazimpaka, Orthotrichum vittii F.Lara, Garilleti & Mazimpaka

Paratypus: Orthotrichum casasianum F.Lara, Garilleti & Mazimpaka

Acalon cas Acaulon font Orthotrichum

Acaulon casasianum Brugués & Crum

Acaulon fontiquerianum Casas & Sérgio

Orthotrichum handiense F.Lara, Garilleti & Mazimpaka

The BCB Herbarium is located in the Botany Unit of the Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The herbarium was set up in 1971, shortly after the founding of the University. Creu Casas, then professor of botany, included within it all his collections from 1942, amongst which were abundant specimens from Catalonia, mainly from the Pyrenees, Montserrat and Prades, as well as from the island of Majorca. At that time, the collections that had been brought together by M. Losa and P. Montserrat in Cantabria and Minorca, the exchange collection of the SEM (Société d'Exchanges des Muscinées) and many other samples from exchanges carried out with other European and American bryologists, also came to form part of the herbarium.

From 1971, C. Casas, Rosa M. Cros and Montserrat Brugués have continued improving and enriching the herbarium. This has been possible thanks to the considerable task of collection and study in new areas, both within the territory of the Spanish Peninsula as well as on the islands. The BCB has also been increased through donations from the Seró herbarium, which has included the exsiccate Dismier, the Vives herbarium with material essentially from Catalonia and the J. Muñoz hepatic herbarium.

All specimens are kept within labelled and numbered envelopes, arranged in sheets that are also numbered and included within herbarium boxes, which are arranged alphabetically. In 1997, the computerisation of the herbarium was completed, a task that was deemed essential for its efficient and rapid consultation.

Annexed to the BCB herbarium is the Brioteca Hispánica collection, with about 2,300 specimens, the result of an exchange of samples between Spanish bryologists. These samples are not arranged alphabetically, but rather by order of reception.


Goniomitrium seroi Casas



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