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Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA
facade of Harvard Herbaria building

In botany, an herbarium is the building where the specimens are stored, or the scientific institute that not only stores but researches these specimens. A dried plant mounted on a sheet also is an herbarium. In scientific literature herbaria are recognized by acronyms, for example NY specimens are kept in New York Botanical garden.

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