Pakistan - Quaid-i-Azam University Herbarium (QUA-ISL)

ISL was established in 1974. It is now the largest herbarium in Pakistan having 180,000 specimens. These include 150 flowering plant families plus many gymnosperms and non-vascular plants. The oldest specimens were collected some 50 years ago and 52 per cent of all flowering plant genera are represented in the collection. They have been collected from all over Pakistan including Gilgit-Baltistan, Salt Range, Galliyat, Deserts, Sindh, Baluchistan, Azad Jamu, Kasmir, and other parts of the northern Himalayas. The herbarium supports and promotes research on a wide range of environmental and biodiversity issues. Its holdings include many important endangered, rare and vulnerable plant species. The herbarium scientists are committed to making this important collection more accessible to botanists and others, wherever they may be, for use in their own projects: particularly in biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development. Currently, the herbarium is being used by projects in taxonomy, molecular systematics, revisions, palynology, diversity of wild vegetables and edible fruits, plants for biodiesel resources, medicinal plants and Himalayan, deserts and subtropical flora of Pakistan. The herbarium
Contact: Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 February 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Quaid-i-Azam University
Quaid-i-Azam University Herbarium
Department of Plant Sciences
Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad,    45320
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