This herbarium, founded in 1924, houses
an important collection of specimens collected by Erik L. Ekman, a famous botanist who traveled through the Carribean between 1914 and 1931,
and particularly in Haiti in 1917 and between 1924 and 1928. In fact, this collection represents the birth of this
herbarium whose the name is a recognition of his prominent contribution to the knowledge of the Haitian flora.
Other botanists gave specimens to the National Herbarium but the collection of Ekman is still the most important
one. The National Herbarium of Haiti is hosted at the Faculté d'Agronomie et de Médecine Vétérinaire (FAMV), Université d'État d'Haïti (UEH), in Damien, near Port au Prince, Haiti.
The goal of this web page is to make available the database that was built during the restoration works done in 2001-2002. This database is incomplete and outdated as it was never verified along with the herbarium specimens since that time. However, it contains extra data (types, specimens cited) used in the preparation of Dubé, M. (2008) A brief description of E.L. Ekman Herbarium, Haiti. Moscosoa 16:202-216., some recent comments and revisions from botanists and some photographs of specimens. For updated data, one should make contact with the present responsible of the Herbarium, Robers Pierre TESCAR, professor at the Faculty.
The database is in Microsoft Access format and is freeely downloadable here. Most field names and all field descriptions are in French. Only the main table and the main fields in it have been kept for distribution. To use the database, remove the .zip extension.
This web site is designed and updated by Martin Dubé © on November 21, 2015.