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A herbarium is the collection of pressed and dried plant specimens which are mounted on a sheet bearing the label. The herbarium sheets are arranged according to the sequence and they are used for the reference and also in certain studies. Herbarium is the term used to represent the institution which used to maintain the collection of herbarium sheets.

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Herbarium is a store house of collected plant specimens that are dried, pressed, and preserved on sheets.

a) Herbarium sheets are arranged according to a universally accepted system of classification.

b) These specimens along with their description on herbarium sheets become a store house.

c) The herbarium sheets also carry label providing information about date and place of collection, English, local, and botanical names. Family and collectors name.

d) Herbaria serve as quick referral system in taxonomical studies.
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