Southren Regional Centre, Coimbatore
National Emblem Ministry of Environment and Forests


Internationally known as “Madras Herbarium” (MH), this is one of the oldest and renowned herbaria of the world housing many valuable classical collections of Rottler, Hooker & Thomson, Wight, Bourdillon, Beddome, Lawson, Barber, Gamble and Fischer. Besides the collections from Southern India, this herbarium also has specimens from the Indian subcontinent and of Europe, Africa, Australia, North& South America. The most significant feature is the possession of 2594 types representing about 800 taxa including about 300 from Sri Lanka.

Last Updated : 24/01/2020