The Makerere University Herbarium
The herbarium houses about 38,000 collections (including ca. 120 type specimens) of plants from Uganda and other countries. The herbarium has been entrusted with collections from the National Forestry Authority for incorporation into the main collection. The herbarium serves the students’ community, staff and researchers from all over the world in botanical and related research, determination of plant species and training.
Why The Herbarium
The Makerere University Herbarium was set-up to:
1. Preserve plant biodiversity collections and make them available for research nationally and internationally.
2. Pursue scientific research using our collections and expertise.
3. Provide public service to the community.
4. Provide learning resources in the University and community.
Within Makerere University, the Herbarium serves both staff and students in the following units: College of Natural Sciences (i.e. Botany, Zoology & Biochemistry); College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology; and The College of Health Sciences.