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Herbarium Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis (KRA)

Address and contact, curator

Address:
Herbarium of the Institute of Botany of the Jagiellonian University
31 Kopernika St.
31-501 Kraków

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.00-16.00

Curator: Prof. Marcin Nobis
tel. 12 664-69-29
e-mail: m.nobis@uj.edu.pl

Supervisors of collections

Vascular plants, bryophytes:
prof. dr hab. Marcin Nobis
tel.: (12) 664-69-29
e-mail: m.nobis@uj.edu.pl

Fungi, slime molds:
PhD habilitated Piotr Mleczko, prof. JU
tel. 12 424-17-99
e-mail: ubmleczk@cyf-kr.edu.pl, piotr.mleczko@uj.edu.pl

Lichens:
PhD habilitated Piotr Osyczka, prof. JU
tel. 12 663-36-47
e-mail: piotr.osyczka@uj.edu.pl

Fossil plants:
PhD Grzegorz Pacyna
tel. 12 663-36-61
e-mail: grzegorz.pacyna@uj.edu.pl

Herbarium technicians

  • Małgorzata Wyrwała
  • Joanna Połcik

Collection

Number of herbarium vouchers:
The collection of vascular plants currently consists of over 600,000 sheets incorporated into the main collection and about 150,000 sheets prepared for incorporation or requiring study; bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) are represented by about 30,000 specimens; lichens number more than 100,000 specimens; fungi and slime molds over 50,000 specimens, and fossil plants include over 15,000 allegates. In addition, a collection of fruits and cones with over 1000 specimens and over 4000 specimens of algae are deposited here. About 50,000 vouchers of fossil plants were transferred from the Herbarium of the Institute of Botany to the Center for Natural Sciences Education of the Jagiellonian University. 

In total, about 1,000,000 specimens are stored in the herbarium. 

Geographical area:
Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, North America, Arctic, Antarctic 

Vascular plants: Feliks Berdau (Europe), Konstanty Jelski (South America); Jan Kornaś and Anna Medwecka-Kornaś (Europe, Africa, North America, Asia); Anna Pacyna (Central Europe, Asia - Mongolia), Marcin Nobis (Asia - Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, China); Bogumił Pawłowski (Central Europe), Marian Raciborski (Europe, Asia - Java), Adam Starzeński (East Africa), Aleksander Śleńdziński (Europe), Jan Walas (Europe), Adam Zając, Maria Zając and others (Central and Southern Europe, Southwest Asia), and numerous collections of many other scholars, mainly from Central Europe. 

Bryophytes: Maria Olech (Antarctica, Arctic - Spitsbergen), Marian Raciborski (Asia - Java), Bronisław Szafran (Europe), Antoni Żmuda (Europe). 

Fungi: Barbara Gumińska (Poland), Marian Raciborski (Asia - Java), Piotr Mleczko (Poland). 

Lichens: Maria Olech (Arctic, Antarctic); Michał Węgrzyn (Arctic). 

Slime molds: Anna Drozdowicz (Poland), Józef Rostafiński (Europe).

Historia Herbarium KRA

Rok założenia: 1780

Köhler P. 1999. Historia Zielnika Instytutu Botaniki Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (KRA) w latach 1780-1910. Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki 44(2): 7-60.

Köhler P. 2001. Historia Zielnika Instytutu Botaniki Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (KRA) w latach 1910-2000. Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki 46(4): 77-104.

Ociepa A.M., Zubek S., Mleczko P. 2012. The fungal collection of the Jagiellonian University Herbarium (KRA), Kraków, Poland. Mycotaxon 120: 127-132.