University of Botswana

  • Name

    University of Botswana

  • Herbarium Code


  • Current Status


  • Correspondents

    Joseph Madome, Curator of Natural Collections,
    Frances Murray-Hudson, Data Mobilization Project Assistant,

  • Contact

    Curator: [267] 681 7257; Herbarium: [267] 6817250

  • Address

    Peter Smith University of Botswana (PSUB) Herbarium
    Okavango Research Institute
    University of Botswana
    Private Bag 285
    Maun, Ngamiland

  • Specialty

    Taxonomic Coverage: Bryophytes, Hepatophytes, Pteridophytes, Seed plants: Monocotyledons & Dicotyledons

    Geography: Okavango Delta; northern Botswana

  • Notes

    PSUB primarily houses the legacy collection of Peter A. Smith who lived and worked in and around the Okavango Delta for more than 30 years. In 2022 we have returned to preparing specimen sheets for digital scanning. We are prioritizing the core, legacy, collection. During 2021 we focused on preparing specimen sheets of those species used as Traditional Medicinal Plants in Botswana and particularly those used for the treatment of respiratory symptoms as seen in Covid19 infection. These herbarium sheets have been digital scanned and we will enter data from the image into our database (BRAHMS). Visitors with specialist botanical knowledge would be welcome to assist with determination of specimens from various families. Expertise in Poaceae or Cyperaceae would be of particular benefit to us.

  • Feedback

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  • Number of Specimens


  •   Num. of Specimens Num. Databased Num. Imaged
    Seed Plants 2500
  • Date Founded


  • Updated


  • Associated Institution

    Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana

  • Important Collectors

    W. L. Astle, H. M. Beagle, R. C. Biggs, G. E. Gibbs-Russell, H. Hiemstra, T. Müller, M. J. Owens, G. V. Pope, P. A. Smith, D. T. Williamson