United States National Herbarium - Smithsonian (US-Lichens)

The United States National Herbarium was founded in 1848, when the first collections were accessioned from the United States Exploring Expedition (50,000 specimens of 10,000 species). Current holdings total 5 million specimens, making this collection among the ten largest in the world representing about 8% of the plant collection resources of the United States. The herbarium is especially rich in type specimens (@110,000).
Contact: Chris Tuccinardi, US Herbarium data manager (tuccinar@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 March 2018
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 102,855 specimen records
  • 8,274 (8%) georeferenced
  • 8,137 (8%) with images
  • 97,639 (95%) identified to species
  • 113 families
  • 530 genera
  • 6,843 species
  • 7,289 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics