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The National Herbarium of Rwanda

The Center of Excellence in Biodiversity & Natural Resource Management (CoEB), University of Rwanda maintains curated plant specimens as well as collections of other biodiversity specimens.

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Fun Facts

Plants of Rwanda

Rwanda, known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills" due to its hilly and mountainous landscape, is located in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. The country's varied topography, which includes rainforests, savannas, and mountainous regions, supports a rich diversity of plant life. The flora of Rwanda is influenced by its equatorial location and high altitude, contributing to a range of ecosystems and plant species. Here are some notable plants found in Rwanda

National Parks


Species Accessioned in Herbarium


Endangered or Threatened Species


Herbarium Information


Monday thru Friday:
9.00 AM–5.00 PM
Holidays: Closed

Our Location

CoEB College of Science & Technology University of Rwanda, Huye Campus

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We are always looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in volunteering

What’s Going on

Current Projects


Specimen Digitization

Feb 21, 2020 – present

Ex-situ Conservation

August 2022 – present

Plant Conservation




We look forward to the possibility of visitors exploring our specimen collections and contributing to the global scientific community. We are always excited about the prospect of enriching our knowledge and understanding by sharing and studying the unique specimens and exhibits that our herbarium holds. If you are a foreign scientist, we request you contact us prior to your arrival in country and the start of any field research and share with us specific areas or taxa which you are particularly interested in.
Please do note that there are specific procedures and requirements for foreign researchers, we can help inform you so that you will ensure to comply with them accordingly.

We believe that the insights gained from examining our related materials including collections, specialized libraries, and any relevant databases or digital resources will contribute significantly to research endeavors.
Our Team



Latest From Our Staff


International team of botanists rediscover extinct Water Lily in Rwanda Botanists surveying a

Staff attending the 31st International Congress for Conservation Biology Meeting in Kigali

Welcome to our website. This week is the ICCB meeting in Kigali. We have several staff attending