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

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Contact Details

Physical Address:

4 Problem Mkhize Road, Berea, 4001

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 52099, Berea Road, 4007, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)31 202 4095

Fax: + 27 (0)31 202 3430


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