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Presently the collection comprises more than 46,000 mounted specimens and 3,000 to 5,000 more being processed. Interchange agreements are held with several national and international institutions. Several projects being developed by the Natural Resources Unit are associated with the herbarium. Visitors, both internal, national and international continuously attend. The herbarium constitutes an important tool in supporting academic postgraduate students at CICY.

CICY’s herbarium has the most important, best curated and best documented collection pertaining the Yucatan’s Peninsula Biogeographic Region.75.75% of the herbarium’s collections represent material from the Peninsula; the rest are materials collected in the nearby regions as Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, an others, mainly from the Mesoamerican region.

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