The KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium was founded in 1882. The Herbarium building and Medley Wood House has National Monument status. It is a centre for the study of the indigenous plants of the eastern region of South Africa. This region includes three of the IUCN internationally recognised centres of plant diversity - namely the Maputaland, Pondoland and Drakensberg Centres.
The herbarium collection is the basis of our work, with five key areas:
- plant information services
- systematics research
- documentation of the flora
- computerisation of the collection
- student training and promoting botany in the community
4 Problem Mkhize Road, Berea, 4001
P.O. Box 52099, Berea Road, 4007, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)31 202 4095
Fax: + 27 (0)31 202 3430
KWAZULU-NATAL HERBARIUM CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
from 1 February to 31 October 2017.