Macrophyte facility - PTF Macrophytes

Technical manager : C-F Boudouresque


This facility gathers a unique collection of marine macrophytes, a reference library and the associated data base.

The  marine macrophyte collection is the third largest one in France with more than 40 000 specimens, gathered from the 19th to the 21th centuries and indexed at a global level (HCOM) since June 2009.

The PTF also exists in part to encourage and enable the preservation and enjoyment of the cultural and scientific heritage (historical collections, books and dried specimens) and used as a first order reference site.

The collections are being digitized through the national « e-recolnat » project under the lead of MNHN.