Porsild’s Herbarium

Sampeling leaves from the herbarium of the Arktisk Station was a highlight of our tour. Famous for beeing the oldest scientiffic station of the Arctic, the Arktisk Station also has the oldest herbarium, with many plants sampled from even before 1906.

The humbeling and unique oppertunety to sample from this famous collection was amazing. More scientiffic and populair attention needs to go to herbaria all over the world. The almost forgotten art of preserving and documenting plant samples for future generations of scientists needs to relive.

Morten P. Porsild would have been proud. And we are very thankful.


-Fabian Ercan

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