Herbarium Turcicum (ANK)

ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY HERBARIUM (ANK)

Founded: 1933

Founders: Kurt A. KRAUSE- Hikmet BİRAND

Number of Specimens: 200.000 (Flowering Plant and Fern) and (15.000 Mushroom, Moss, Lichen Specimens)

Type Specimens: 1.000

ANK Herbarium is the first herbarium in the Republic of Turkey. It was founded by K.Krause and H.Birand in 1933. The herbarium is registered to Global Directory of The Herbaria (Index Herbariorum) and Its Index Herbariorum code is ANK. Specimens in Herbarium ANK are arranged according to the Engler-Prantl system.

Important collections: P.Sintenis, Bornmüeller, Noë, Manissadjian, K.Krause, F.Markgraf, G.Gassner, W.Kotte, W.Gleisberg, Balls and Gourlay, H.Dingler, W.Siehe. The ANK Herbarium contains important specimens collected by P.H.Davis (The editor of Flora of Turkey), Prof.Dr. Hikmet Birand, Kadri Hikmet, Prof.Dr. Kamil Karamanoğlu (Bilger), Prof.Dr. Baki Kasaplıgil, Prof.Dr. Haydar Bağda, Prof.Dr. Rıza Çetik, Prof.Dr. Yıldırım Akman, Prof.Dr. Osman Ketenoğlu, Prof.Dr. Ender Yurdakulol, Prof.Dr. Adil Güner, Prof.Dr. Tuna Ekim, Prof.Dr. Mahmut Kılınç, Prof.Dr. Atabay Düzenli, Prof.Dr. Asuman Baytop ve Prof.Dr. Turhan Baytop, Prof.Dr. Turhan Uslu, Prof.Dr. Mecit Vural, Prof.Dr. Hayri Duman, Prof.Dr. Zeki Aytaç.

Turkey is very rich in plant diversity, 9.753 species of vascular plants of which 3035 are endemic. Herbarium ANK harbours nearly 200.000 specimens from Turkey.

  • Person in charge of Herbarium:
  • S. Tugrul Körüklü
  • Phone: 0 312 2126720/1179
  • E-mail: koruklu@science.ankara.edu.tr