TAU Herbaruim (TELA)
National Collection of Marine & Freshwater Plants
Started in 1960 by Y. Lipkin with
and seagrasses, and expanded in 1961 to include Red Sea
plants. Includes plants collected during the second Israeli South Red Sea
Expedition (ISRSE'65). Since 1967 marine plants form
Sinai Peninsula coasts were added, including those of the Suez Canal .
In the early 70's, H. Nemlich-Z. Danin collection of
Mediterranean marine algae was incorporated.
Marine plants from Cyprus and Rhodes were collected during 1968 to 1970. The
marine algal and seagrasses collection contains ca. 7000 herbarium specimens and 8000
liquid preserved ones.
Riella from Israel and Sinai were collected
since 1967, as well as other freshwater algae and aquatic phanerogams. The collection of
Charophytes-other freshwater plants contains ca. 500 specimens. Fossile
Charophyte gyrogonites from Neogenic and Pleistocenic
strata in Israel were added since 1969.
A collection of marine algae and seagrasses from other parts of the world, obtained from
other herbaria, as well as those collected by Y. Lipkin, numbers ca. 4000 herbarium specimens.
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to Department of Plant Sciences