The number of bryophyte specimens in the Karlsruhe collection rose sharply, especially after World War II. The focus of the collections is primarily in the old state of Baden. Important collectors are C.C. Gmelin, A. Braun, K. Müller (liverworts), v. Stengel, G. Philippi, R. Düll. 

In the last decades, the moss collection has been greatly expanded by G. Philippi  (approx. 60,000 capsules). Peat mosses form a special focus (A. Hölzer, about 15.000 capsules). The bryophyte collection at the KR currently contains around 110.000 specimens.

Curator in charge

Bussmann, Rainer W., Prof. (Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia) Dr. rer. nat. Head Department of Botany / Curator +49(0)721 175 2848rainer.bussmann[at]