Cambridge University Herbarium

  • Name

    Cambridge University Herbarium

  • Herbarium Code


  • Current Status


  • Correspondents

    Lauren Gardiner, Curator,
    Amber Horning, Assistant Curator,

  • Contact


  • Address

    Cambridge University Herbarium
    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
    Cambridge University Herbarium
    c/o Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman Street
    Cambridge, England CB2 1LR



  • Specialty

    Taxonomic Coverage: Historical material, Worldwide, UK material especially Cambridgeshire

    Geography: Worldwide

  • Quarantine Requirements

    Specimens must be frozen for at least three days on site before they can be brought into the Herbarium.

  • Notes

    Please note, very few of CGE\'s 1.1M specimens have been digitised, and collections are not represented in GBIF or other online datasets. Many parts of the collection have not received re-curation for many years, many types are as yet undesignated, and older specimens may be remain incorporated under synonyms or remain unsorted or indet. Please do contact us via the email address herbarium [at] plantsci [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk with your request and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Feedback

    Send comment or correction to the Editor of Index Herbariorum

  • Number of Specimens


  •   Num. of Specimens Num. Databased Num. Imaged
    Algae 1000 0 0
    Bryophytes 40000 0 7500
    Fungi/Lichens 7000 150 0
    Pteridophytes 12000 0 0
    Seed Plants 1040000 20000 20000
  • Date Founded


  • Updated


  • Associated Institution

    Associated garden: Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cory Lodge, Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1JF, England - own herbarium (CGG) housed in same location

  • Incorporated Herbaria

    ABRN (2009).;

  • Important Collectors

    C. C. Babington, S. H. Bickham, M. Botteri, T. Bridges, C. J. F. Bunbury, E. J. H. Corner, H. Cuming, A. Cunningham, C. Darwin, D. Douglas, H. J. Elwes, G. Gardner, G. Genevier, W. Griffith, C. T. Hartweg, G. D. Haviland, A. Henry, J. S. Henslow, W. P. Hiern, C. Hose, W. Houstoun, A. Jordan, J. Laflin, C. M. Lemann, J. J. Linden, J. Lindley, T. Lobb, R. T. Lowe, E. S. Marshall, A. Mathews, A. Menzies, J. Miers, T. L. Mitchell, W. E. Nicholson, O. Rackham, P. D. Sell, R. Spruce, G. H. K. Thwaites, N. Wallich, H. L. K. Whitehouse, C. Wright