Andrew Currie’s Herbarium

Some time ago I mentioned Andrew Currie’s Herbarium. Soon after that, Marion Moir and Keith Sadler took roughly half each and catalogued the sheets in great detail on a spreadsheet provided by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The sheets were then transferred to RBGE where they will become part of the general herbarium.

There were c. 1800 sheets of which c 75% were from the UK (63% from Scotland). The vice-counties with the most sheets were:

Mid-Perthshire VC88 215
Shetland VC112 200
Midlothian VC83 189
East Lothian VC82 111

There were rather few from local VCs, VC97 (1), VC104 (6), VC105 (36).

This was a tremendous effort and much appreciated by RBGE and BSBI.  Thanks are also due to other members of Skye Botany Group who offered to help in various ways.

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