Vayreda herbarium

The Estanislau Vayreda i Vila herbarium (1848-1901) was ceded (in deposit) to the Botanical Institute of Barcelona (IBB) in 1934 by his son Pere Vayreda i Olives.

E. Vayreda was graduated in Pharmacy and a disciple and co-worker of Antoni Cebrià Costa. He collected in most Catalan regions, the ancient New Castile, Aragon and southern France. He had correspondence with over a hundred national and foreign scientists and intellectuals, being a member of several botanical societies like the Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, the Real Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona, the Sociedad Linneana Matritense, the Société Helvétique pour l’Échange des Plantes and the Societat Botànica Barcelonesa. He published twenty works on flora and vegetation in several scientific journals and he was one of the first authors to publish in Catalan with titles such as Excursió botànica al Baix Empordà (1881) or Catàleg de la flora de la vall de Núria (1882).

His herbarium contains plants from Catalonia (especially from La Garrotxa, Les Guilleries and L’Empordà) but also from exchanges with European botanists thanks to his participation in the botanical societies of that time. The herbarium includes type sheets of taxa described by himself and by Costa as Allium pyrenaicum Costa & Vayreda. The collection comprises approximately 30,000 sheets distributed in 163 volumes, still needs to be studied and computerized.

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Only 163 sheets are computerized and are available at GBIF on the following link (exportation date: November 2019).

  • 163 specimens (0.54%)
  • 1 type specimen
  • 26 specimens with images (0.09%)
  • 9 specimens including geographic coordinates (0.48%)
  • Vayreda i Trullol, M. 1981. Estanislau Vayreda i Vila. Revista de Girona 96: 227–32. RACO.Cat
  • Gavioli, L. 2016. Reunir totes les plantes de Catalunya: adquisició de 5 herbaris de l’Institut Botànic de Barcelona a través de les cartes de Pius Font i Quer. Trabajo final de Máster. Història de la Ciència: Ciència, Història i Societat. Digital.CSIC
  • Nualart, N. & Ibáñez, N. 2016. Las colecciones históricas del Herbario BC (Instituto Botánico de Barcelona). Boletín de la Asociación de Herbarios Iberico-Macaronésicos 17 : 10–18. Digital.CSIC