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Herbarium and Library of African Botany (BRLU)

Faculty of Sciences | Biology of Organisms

Interfaculty institutes | iiTSE: Inter-faculty institute for socio-ecological transformations

(Code: ULB701)

Person in charges of the unit : MEERTS Pierre Jacques, DAHDOUH-GUEBAS Farid.

The unit is part of the Organismic Biology Department. Its own staff is limited as it works in close collaboration with different research units in the
Department.The unit keeps a unique scientific patrimony. This includes the herbarium of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (dry herbarium: 300.000 sheets,
spirit collection of orchids, silicagel collection) and a library. This represents the heritage of more than 60 y expertise in African botany at the
Université Libre de Bruxelles.The unit supports research in biodiversity of tropical regions of several research unit at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.More
than 120 articles citing collections kept at BRLU have been published  in international journals in the last 10 years. The collection is one of the most
significant worldwide for DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Orchids of WC Africa.The acronym of the herbarium in the Index Herbariorum is BRLU.

Campus : Campus de la Plaine
Location : Campus de la Plaine, Forum, niveau 0
Address : CP244 - Boulevard du Triomphe, ACC.2 - 1050 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-2-650.21.24
E-mail :
Web site :

Frascati domains:

 • 1.6 Biological sciences

Disciplines CRef :

 • Ecology

 • General botany

 • General phanerogamy

 • Phytogeography

 • Plant ecology

 • Special botany (systematic botany)

 • Species evolution

 • Tropical agronomy