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Kuwait Herbarium

Kuwait University Herbarium known under the acronym KTUH is the national herbarium of the State of Kuwait. It is located in the Khaldiyah campus of the University, as part of the College of Science, under the Botany program of the Department of Biological Sciences.
The entire herbarium and its library (founded in 1969) were lost during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990. It was one of the best collections covering the entire Arabian peninsula. In the years that followed the liberation of Kuwait, extensive field collections were initiated and continued to date, covering the length and breadth of the country. At present, the herbarium holds more than 15,500 well-documented and authenticated specimens, covering the rich plant biodiversity of the State of Kuwait.



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