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DAU Vascular plant and Charophyta herbarium


Contact: Dana Krasnopoļska, email:

Vascular plant herbarium shelves: Photo: Inita Svilāne.

The first collections of Daugavpils University Herbarium (DAU) have been dated in 1952, when

the education of teachers in Daugavpils Pedagogical Institute (Daugavpils University) was started.

The Institute of Systematic Biology (Institute of Life Sciences and Technology) was established in 2006, where the botanical laboratory was started. Currently, all herbarium collections of Daugavpils University have been compiled and also wide – scale floristic studies and herbarium collections from Latvia and Latgalia have been initiated.

Shelves of vascular plant herbarium, herbarium sample and folders. Photo: Inita Svilāne.

Several valuable herbarium collections were added to Herbarium of Daugavpils University: waterplant collections of Emīlija Ozoliņa and Uvis Suško, Latvian tree and shrub collection of Kārlis Starcs and fungi exicatae of Jūlijs Smarods.

Herbarium of E. Ozoliņa
Photo: Inita Svilāne.


Herbarium of K. Starcs
Photo: Inita Svilāne.            
Herbarium of U. Suško
Photo: Inita Svilāne.