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The contents of this site, including all images and text are protected by copyright.

The material on the Web site may be freely used for personal, educational or research purposes. Any other use of the images and data (in particular its publication for commercial purposes) requires prior express, written authorization from the University of Palermo Botanical Garden Director.

The University of Palermo Botanical Garden holds the copyright for all the images of material from the collections displayed on this website. This copyright must be explicitly acknowledged in any publication reproducing these images.

Accuracy of content

Herbarium Mediterraneum takes care to ensure that the information appearing on this site is accurate and up-to-date, but cannot be made liable for possible errors and omissions, Use the contact facility provided on this site for suggesting corrections, improvements or for asking questions in the case of doubt.

Some of the pages on the Site include links to external Websites, for the users’ convenience. The presence of such links does not imply endorsement of the corresponding Website.

Digital Loans

Because digital images are often suitable substitutes for specimens, physical loans are not normally granted except for special purposes. It is possible to request high resolution images of details of already digitized specimens, or the ad-hoc digitization of particular specimens not yet available online.

Virtual Herbarium

The Virtual Herbarium is a searchable inventory, by label texts and correlated specimen images, some of the holdings of the University of Palermo Botanical Garden Herbarium. To make the herbarium collections accessible online, in 2009 the creation of a daily updated electronic inventory of the herbarium was initiated. Currently it consists of approximately 104,000 specimen entries, but only for a selection of families are high-resolution digital images available, in a format that allows zooming in by means of a browser. Those specimen images are of sufficient quality to permit the viewing of such features as can be seen with a hand lens. This page provides access to data and images of Herbarium specimens.

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Simple Searches are text based. Searches by names of family, genus, species and infraspecific taxa without author citation are permitted.

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