Q. 54.2( 12 Votes )

How do you prepare your own herbarium sheets? What are the different tools you carry with you while collecting plants for the preparation of a herbarium? What information should a preserved plant material on the herbarium sheet provide for taxonomical studies?

Answer :

For preparing a herbarium sheet, paper is cut in the desired length say, 29 x 41 cm.)

Dried specimen is taken and mounted on the sheers with the help of glue. You may use cellotape if desired.


Labels are out underneath each specimen.


Collections tools will include:


1. Digger


2. Knife and Scissors


3. Newspaper


4. Blotting sheet


5. Plant press


6. Notebook


7. Magnifying glass


The information that will be provided:


1. Scientific name of specimen


2. Taxonomical details


3. Common name


4. Collector’s name


5. Place of collection


6. Date and Time


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