The herbarium gathers mainly vascular plants from the Rhône-Alpes region, especially around Lyon, the Rhône valley, the Alps of Savoy and Dauphiné. It also includes plants from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, including Queyras and some species from other regions (Alsace, Jura, Languedoc) or exotic.
It was started in 1943, in 22 x 17.5 cm format, media preserved until 1956. Specimens of this period include species from stations that have disappeared, especially around Lyon. Specimens were determined by the author of the herbarium or by famous botanists from Lyon (cited in the Flora Lyonnaise of George Nétien, published by The Linnéenne Society of Lyon in 1993). Unless stated otherwise, every specimen were collected by the author of the herbarium.
The herbarium has 1,855 specimens attached to labeled white paper sheets, placed in 1 or 2 bubble-paper folders per species, bearing the latin name of the specie. These sub-folders are gathered in cardboard flap folders, themselves placed in 14 cardboard boxes.
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