Plant Pathology Herbarium

Plant Pathology Herbarium (NR)


The Plant Pathology Herbarium (NR) of the Institute of Forest Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, a collection of preserved fungi and other organisms that cause plant diseases, currently contains approximately 5,500 specimens. Although the plant pathogenic fungi of Slovakia are emphasized, the collection contains materials from throughout the world.
Material deposited in the collection serves as a source of voucher material of plant pathogens for scientific research. The collection is registered with the international code NR in the Index Herbariorum, a global directory of herbaria. It serves both domestic and foreign experts. The plant pathology herbarium provides a repository for dried specimens and loan service.


Plant Pathology Herbarium (NR)

Department of Plant Pathology and Mycology

Institute of Forest Ecology
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Akademicka 2
949 01 Nitra


Mgr. Katarína Pastirčáková, PhD., Curator


Phone: +421 37 6943 358

Characteristic of the collection

Plant pathogens of Slovakia, especially on woody plants. The most important part of the collection is the herbarium of Assoc. Prof. Ing. Gabriela Juhásová, PhD. (Slovak phytopathologist). A large share of her collection consists of the material collected in Mlyňany Arboretum (since 1973).

  • number of specimens: ca 5,500
  • number of countries of origin: 12
  • number of collectors: 14