Herbarium TUM

The Herbarium at the Weihenstephan Campus of the Technical University of Munich was newly founded in 2012. The traditional TUM herbarium had been given to the Botanical State collection in Munich (M) in the 1980s. Currently, it contains mainly European material with focus on German (Bavarian) and Azorean bryophytes, ferns, and flowering plants (leg. Hanno Schaefer). In August 2013, the large private collection of Prof. Dr. Horst Künne (formerly FH Freising-Weihenstephan) became part of the TUM herbarium, in 2021 the large collection of his wife Ingrid Künne (mainly desert plants of the Near East) was also donated to TUM. Already in 2018 the herbarium of Prof. Dr. Anton Fischer, Prof. f. Geobotany at TUM was integrated into the collection. In 2022 the complete herbarium of the Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich was transferred to TUM. In this collection, the names Joseph Schinabeck (1883 – 1912), one of the first directors of the Versuchsanstalt für Gartenbau Weihenstephan, Adolf Peter Haas (1914-1982) Prof. f. Biology and Philosophy of Nature at Berchmanskolleg (later Hochschule f. Philosophie) Herbarium Pullacense and Christian Kummer (*16.06.1945), Prof. f. Philosophy of Nature are most important.

The herbarium is mainly used for teaching purposes, there is only a small number of type specimens. An online database will be available soon.

The TUM herbarium is registered in index herbariorum (sweetgum.nybg.org/science/ih/) and in the CITES list.