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CNALH Natural History Collections and Observation Projects


PH

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

PH (the botanical herbarium of the Academy of Natural Sciences) is the oldest institutional herbarium in the United States. It is a national resource for material from 1750-1850. The diatom herbarium (ANSP) is managed separately.
Contact: Tatyana Livshultz (ans_ph_herbarium@drexel.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 July 2012
Digital Metadata: EML File


ISC

Ada Hayden Herbarium at Iowa State University

The Ada Hayden Herbarium has the largest collection of Iowa plants and fungi, containing over 600,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens. Functioning primarily as a research facility important for taxonomic studies (occurrence, distribution, and relationships of plants), it is also used for identifying unknown plants. Specimens are loaned to specialists at other institutions around the world to support research. Loans from other institutions allow our researchers access to other herbaria. Recently, herbaria have become a source of materials to use in molecular studies and to support basic research on biodiversity.
Contact: Deborah Lewis, Curator (dlewis@iastate.edu.)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 06d3d6a4-9436-44ea-92ea-13445d7fa38f
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Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU

Arizona State University Lichen Herbarium

Contact: Frank Bungartz (frank.bungartz@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ca9232e9-9401-4c90-9845-d00fe37f0ac2
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MIN

Bell Museum of Natural History, lichen section, Univ. of Minnesota

Professor Emeritus: Clifford Wetmore (wetmoretc.umn.edu)
Contact: Daniel Stanton (stan0477@umn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 April 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


SRP

Boise State University Lichen Herbarium

The Snake River Plains (SRP) herbarium at Boise State University is a museum of plant, fungal, and lichen specimens to be used for basic and applied research by the Boise State University faculty, state and federal land managers working in southwest Idaho, and citizen scientists with legitimate botanical questions. Currently through the use of loans the collection is also accessible to the botanical community at large. With digitization of the collection the materials will be accessible without direct handling to the global botanical and ecological research community.
Contact: Roger Rosentreter (roger.rosentreter0@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 January 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


BRIT

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Over one million plant specimens are housed in the BRIT Herbarium (the combined BRIT-SMU and VDB collections), making this the largest independent herbarium in the southeastern US. The herbarium has strengths in the plants of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, the Gulf Coast, and the southeastern United States. However, these collections are worldwide in scope, and most of the Earth’s plant families are represented here. Two of our current research projects, one in Peru and one in Papua New Guinea, have greatly expanded the scope of our collection of tropical specimens.
Contact: Tiana Franklin Rehman, Collection Manager (trehman@brit.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


BRY

Brigham Young University

Contact: Larry St. Clair (Larry_StClair@byu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 August 2015
Digital Metadata: EML File


BUT

Butler University, Friesner Herbarium

The Friesner Herbarium digital collection project is a multiyear effort to link label information from our Indiana specimens with images in a searchable electronic format. Our goal is to increase access to, awareness of and use by all Indiana citizens of the valuable historical botanical information contained with the Friesner Herbarium.
Contact: Rebecca Dolan, Director (rdolan@butler.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f5f94c8a-553a-4428-a459-d554b72a1a2a
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CAS

California Academy of Sciences

The herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the largest collection of vascular plants in the western U.S. It is the sixth largest collection in the United States. Together with the Herbarium of the University of California at Berkeley (UC) the San Francisco Bay area is regarded as a National Resource Center for systematic botany. These two major collections have an informal agreement to avoid duplication, thus providing botanists with a rich and varied resource for research.
Contact: Debra Trock, Collections Manager, Herbarium (dtrock@calacademy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bf89bc9d-040e-48e5-938a-dc8ad51f5b40
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CMN-CANL

Canadian Museum of Nature

The herbarium was founded in 1882 and contains ~588,000 specimens of north temperate vascular plants, especialy from Canada. Important collectors and collections include T.M.C. Taylor; G. Lawson; R. Bell; N.V. Polunin; R.C. Hosie; A.E. Porsild; J.H. Soper; G.M. Dawson; J. Macoun; W.K.W. Baldwin; H.J. Scoggan; J.M. Gillett; J. Bell; J.M. Macoun; W. Spreadborough; G.W. Argus; M.L. Fernald; A.P. Low; and M.O. Malte.

This herbarium incorporated specimens from part of the LCU (about 10,000 Canadian and arctic specimens), the Geological Survey of Canada, PFES in 2994, and OTF in 1994.
Contact: Jennifer Doubt (jdoubt@mus-nature.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 January 2018
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CUP

Cornell University Plant Pathology Herbarium

CUP's Lichen Herbarium contains historical and recent, local and worldwide lichens, totaling about 10,000 specimens.
Contact: Teresa Iturriaga (cup-herbarium@cornell.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f05bb6bc-1bc4-42af-aed1-24ff09e264d5
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium


MCTC

Cryptogamic Herbarium, Michigan Technological University

Specialty: Michigan, especially Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale; lichens.
Contact: Travis Wakeham (twakeham@mtu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 19f31269-92d2-4094-9115-da829b2e6c0c
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Digital Metadata: EML File


DUKE

Duke University Herbarium

The collection consists of about 160,000 lichen specimens including 600 lichen types. It is focused mainly on collections of Cladoniaceae and Parmeliaceae, although collections of crustose lichens are increasing due to the activities of members of the Lutzoni lab. About 12,000 specimens of the Harmand's collection are exsiccates of Arnold, Desmazieres, Faurie, Flagey, Fries E., Fries Th., Funck, Harmand, Hepp, Leighton, Lojka, Malbranche, Mereschkowsky, Nylander, Olivier, Roumeguere, Schaerer, Zahlbruckner, and Zwackh.
Contact: Francois Lutzoni, Curator of Lichens (flutzoni@duke.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 December 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


EVE

Evergreen Natural History Museum

Contact: Lalita Calabria, Ph.D. (lalita.calabria@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 January 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File


FTG

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Herbarium

Fairchild is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. We are one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Contact: Dr. Brett Jestrow, Curator of the Herbarium. (bjestrow@fairchildgarden.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


Harvard University-FH

Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany

The Farlow Herbarium houses nearly 1,400,000 specimens of lichenized and non-lichenized fungi, bryophytes, and algae. The collections are world-wide in scope; particular strengths are in bound, indexed exsiccatae, bryophytes and fungi from Asia, entomogenous fungi, Antarctic lichens, and special "authors" herbaria which contain many type specimens.
Contact: Michaela Schmull (mschmull@oeb.harvard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 November 2012
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: All Rights Reserved
Rights Holder: © 2012 - 2014 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Access Rights: http://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/addenda.html


F

Field Museum of Natural History

Additional electronic access to F database is available at: http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/Query.php. Specialty: Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.
Contact: Thorsten Lumbsch (tlumbsch@fieldmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 May 2017
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CNALH-Observation

General Observation and Personal Collections

Personal research data managed directly within data portal. This data node allows researchers to enter, manage, and print labels for their field data before specimens are deposited within a public collection. The records are considered 'observations' until the specimens are formally accessioned and a physical specimen available to researchers within a public institution.
Contact: CNALH Administrator (CNALHadmin@asu.edu)
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 93112c3e-af9a-4a0d-802a-93db012ecdc6
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UConn-CONN

George Safford Torrey Herbarium

The George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN) supports botanical research in all disciplines including systematics, taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology, ethnobotany, palaeobotany, evolution and education. The herbarium combines significant palaeobotanical, bryological, lichenological, mycological, phycological and vascular plants totaling over 200,000 specimens, all housed in a state-of-the-art facility. An active collecting program adopted by both past and current faculty, staff and students in the University of Connecticut's Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) has enriched the collections at CONN with a wealth of specimens from many world regions, which serve as a critical foundation for diverse scientific research activities. Notably, our specimen resources represent one of the most important research collections of native New England plants and include an excellent representation of the region's imperiled and invasive species. The CONN Herbarium, in conjunction with EEB, promotes the use of its collections as educational resources in plant biology.
Contact: Dr. Sarah Taylor (sarah.taylor@uconn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


SFSU

Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University

The Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University maintains over 113,ooo specimens. Its primary research focus is mycological. Most of the early collections were made by Harry Thiers and his students, and later by Dennis Desjardin and his students. Specialties include fleshy fungi of North America, Hawai'i, Indonesia, and southeast Asia; California lichens, bryophytes, and flowering plants, with an exceptionally large collection of Arctostaphylos.
Contact: Dennis Desjardin, Director (ded@sfsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


CDS-Lichens

Herbario de Líquenes de la Fundación Charles Darwin Foundation para las Islas Galápagos

El herbario de líquenes de la Fundación Charles Darwin es la colección más grande de líquenes de este archipiélago con aproximadamente 15,000 muestras representando la biodiversidad conocida de las Galápagos.
Contact: (frank.bungartz@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWAL-lichens

Herbarium of the University of West Alabama

Contact: Brian Keener (BKeener@uwa.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9f22320c-89d1-4ddd-9357-469019ec68a0
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Digital Metadata: EML File


IDS

Idaho Museum of Natural History

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is home to collections in Anthropology, Earth Sciences, and Life Sciences. The Museum also maintains an archive which documents its history as well as the history of the collections. Researchers pursue scholarly study of the collections and publish their findings in peer-reviewed and museum-sponsored publications. Exhibitions emphasize the collections and mission of the Museum, and include permanent and special offerings. Educational classes for children, families, and adults provide more in-depth exploration of the natural history of Idaho.
Contact: Dr. Rick Williams, Curator (willcha2@isu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7edd4334-f894-456a-a149-388a124ab78e
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Digital Metadata: EML File


ILLS

Illinois Natural History Survey

The herbarium contains 250,000 plant and 58,000 fungal specimens.
Specialty: Vascular plants and fungi of Illinois, southeastern and midwestern U.S., Great Smoky Mountains National Park; limited neotropical; recent Kyrgyzstan; Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae.
Date Founded: 1858.
Contact: Andrew Miller (amiller7@illinois.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 August 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


ILD

Indian Lichen Database

A database of Lichens from India.
Contact: Kiran R. Ranadive (ranadive.kiran@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cf7906ba-3f7b-4b30-8ac7-f7ff07df1f07
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Digital Metadata: EML File


IND

Indiana University Herbarium

The Department of Biology administers the Indiana University Herbarium (IND). Founded in 1885, the herbarium houses about 150,000 specimens of vascular plants, including the collections of Charles C. Deam on which the Flora of Indiana is based.
Contact: Eric Knox, Director/Curator (eknox@indiana.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5f18d52e-eab4-4aea-8b76-00ef4685365e
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Digital Metadata: EML File


USU-UTC

Intermountain Herbarium (Utah State University)

The geographic focus of the Intermountain Herbarium is the area between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains but the lichen collection is currently growing most rapidly through research led by Dr. Bradley R. Kropp on the lichens of Wyoming growing on BLM land.
Contact: Mary E. Barkworth (mary@biology.usu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3cfa1308-0a0a-43e3-9fff-41818dc647c5
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Digital Metadata: EML File


JUFL

Jacksonville University Lichen Herbarium

Contact: Nisse Goldberg, Chair, Department of Biology and Marine Science, (Ngoldbe@ju.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 87773019-0c80-4521-8a30-2bb5d79c9e3b
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSC

Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History at University of California Santa Cruz

The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History is dedicated to cultivating natural history skills for students of all ages, fostering each student's passion for the natural world, and supporting natural history research that serves as the basis for understanding the complex and rapidly changing ecosystems around us.
Contact: Ken Kellman (kkellman@ucsc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 11fcb00a-9d25-44bb-9912-fab32939cbe2
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Digital Metadata: EML File


PRM-Knudsen

Lichen Collection of Kerry Knudsen at Prague National Museum (PRM)

The lichen herbarium of Kerry Knudsen hosted at Prague National Museum (PRM)includes many specimens collected in Europe and North America, particularly from New Mexico. The herbarium focuses particularly on species in the Acarosporacae.
Contact: Kerry Knudsen (knudsen@fzp.czu.cz)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2a2f5dc1-3d3c-459e-b0de-ace9bb4607a6
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Digital Metadata: EML File


EWU

Lichen Herbarium of Eastern Washington University

Taxonomic Coverage: Vascular, Lichens, Bryophytes, Fleshy fungi. Geography: Inland Pacific Northwest of North America.
Contact: Jessica Allen, Assistant Professor of Plant Integrative Biology (jallen73@ewu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 86e9d1b3-5bee-4a72-a9dd-95f154939eef
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Digital Metadata: EML File


USFWS-PRR

Lichen Herbarium of the Patuxent Research Refuge - Maryland

Welcome to the Lichen Herbarium of the Patuxent Research Refuge

Established in 1936 by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Patuxent Research Refuge is the nation's only national wildlife refuge established to support wildlife research. It is located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. At the time of the Refuge's establishment in 1936, botanist Neil Hotchkiss and other scientists surveyed the flora on the 2,650 acres which made up the Refuge. Lists of plants found on the Refuge were published in 1940 and 1947.

The latter list tabulated 877 plant taxa. Voucher specimens were collected and reposited in the Refuge's herbarium. By 1980, when the refuge expanded to 4,741 acres, a total of 969 plant taxa were listed. In the early 1990's as part of the Base Re-alignment and Closure (BRAC) process, the Department of Defense transferred about 8,100 acres of land from Fort Meade to the Department of Interior, with control of the land given to the Fish and Wildlife Service. The addition of this parcel, now known as the North Tract, brought the total acreage of the Refuge to over 12,800 acres. A floral survey of the North Tract began in 2010 and a re-survey of the older parcel of the Refuge, known as the Central and South Tracts, was initiated in 2013. As of April 2018, the herbarium holds over 5,000 voucher specimens from over 1,250 taxa found on the Refuge. This includes a number of Maryland rare, threatened, and endangered (RTE) species, as well as at least five species new to Maryland. A number of duplicate and unique voucher specimens are held by other herbaria. With the collaboration of the Mid-Atlantic Herbarium and the Norton-Brown Herbarium at the University of Maryland, the herbarium is digitizing its voucher specimens collection. Recently, the herbarium has added lichens to its collection. Please feel free to peruse the herbarium's data, but use it with caution as we are still tweaking things.
Contact: Bill Harms (botanybill@verizon.net)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 92d47e17-67b7-4057-9d41-336350a7568e
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Digital Metadata: EML File


QFA

Louis-Marie Herbarium, Université Laval

The Louis-Marie Herbarium contains a high quality collection of plants that is adapted to the needs of researchers in the fields of systematics, biogeography, genetics, and molecular ecology. The herbarium places an emphasis on Canada’s arctic-alpine, subarctic, and boreal species. The herbarium is making its collection available to both researchers and students with the creation of an interactive electronic database HERCUL (Herbier catalogué de l'Université Laval). Currently 31% of the herbarium collection (770 000 specimens) are catalogued in the HERCUL database.
Contact: Serge Payette, Curator (serge.payette@herbier.ulaval.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 July 2015
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Digital Metadata: EML File


VPI

Massey Herbarium (Virginia Tech)

The small lichen collection at Virginia Tech consists mostly of Virginia collections (96%). The great majority of these are voucher specimens collected for air quality monitoring studies on national forest lands and donated by the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest. These were determined by James Lawrey, Larry St. Clair, and Jonathan Dey. A legacy collection from the Bull Run Mountains collected by H.A. Allard from 1937 to 1939 consists of 65 specimens. Physiographically, most collections are from montane regions, less than 10% from the Piedmont, and the Coastal Plain is essentially unrepresented. Most specimens are of the foliose or fruticose type, with only a few crustose or sub-crustose. The lichen collection is growing slowing with new accessions coming from diverse areas and habitats.
Contact: Dr. Jordan Metzgar, Curator (metzgar@vt.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 June 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


MSC-Lichen

Michigan State University

The MSU Herbarium was founded in 1863 with the donation of a large collection of plants from Michigan and the eastern U.S. Today, we remain focused on plant and fungal diversity from Michigan, but the collection is also rich in plants from Mexico and southeast Asia, and lichens from the Caribbean and the subantarctic region. With over half a million specimens, the MSU Herbarium is among the 50 largest herbaria in the United States, whereas the lichen collection, with 120,000 accessioned collections, is among the 10 largest in North America and, because of its geographical scope, of international importance.
Contact: L. Alan Prather (alan@msu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 September 2009
Digital Metadata: EML File


MIL

Milwaukee Public Museum

The MPM herbarium (MIL) began with a donation of 5,190 plant specimens in 1883 to the new City of Milwaukee Museum from the Wisconsin Natural History Society. This early collection has some of the oldest material in the herbarium, dating back to the 1850s and is heavily European in origin. Today the collections number around 250,000 specimens including ca. 70 type specimens with over 50% of the material from Wisconsin and another 30% from the rest of North America. The collections are divided into vascular (107,000 records) and nonvascular (17,000 records) plants with associated data digitized.
Contact: Christopher Tyrrell, Collection Manager (tyrrell@mpm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 February 2015
Digital Metadata: EML File


MONT

Montana State University Herbarium

Contact: Cathy Cripps, Associate Professor (ccripps@montana.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a9e71687-1bca-41c4-9efb-0290e859b9d5
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MDKY

Morehead State University

Contact: Allen Risk, Director (a.risk@moreheadstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5f9c2895-6fef-4d9b-8e4b-a033ae45f222
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MOR

Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees. Its 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world.
Contact: General Information and Visitor Services (trees@mortonarb.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 36ea544b-df08-4f21-80e5-dd1c0bdc39c6
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MNA-Lichens

Museum of Northern Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is a private, non-profit, member-based institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona at the base of the beautiful San Francisco Peaks. The Museum was founded in 1928 by Harold S. Colton and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton and was originally established to protect and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of northern Arizona through research, collections, conservation and education. MNA's mission to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage. Located in the Easton Collection Center on MNA’s Research Campus, the McDougall Herbarium focuses on plant, fungi, and lichen collections from the Colorado Plateau. It contains examples of most of the flora of northern Arizona and is particularly strong in plants of the Grand Canyon region.
Contact: Kirstin Olmon Phillips (KPhillips@musnaz.org)
Home Page: musnaz.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bc3d0f5b-c0b0-4a76-a7cc-9fc7eebd4bef
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Digital Metadata: EML File


C

Natural History Museum of Denmark: The Herbarium of Lichens

The herbarium includes ca. 266,000 specimens of lichens from all groups and from all over the world. It holds the largest collection of Danish lichens with about 900 species, and the largest collection of Greenland lichens with about 1,000 species.
Contact: Eric Steen Hansen, Curator (snm@snm.ku.dk)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 May 2014
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Digital Metadata: EML File


O

Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

The collection consists of about 350,000 lichen specimens. We have important collections from Norway (120,000, fully computerized), Iceland, the Arctic (especially Greenland, Jan Mayen, Bear Island, Svalbard, and Novaya Zemlya), Macaronesia, and East Africa (especially Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda). The material includes, e.g., the collections of Mathias Numsen Blytt (1789-1862), Søren Christian Sommerfelt (1794-1838), Niels Green Moe (1812-1892), Johannes Musæus Norman (1823-1903; part), Bernt Lynge (1884-1942), Eilif Dahl (1916-1993), and Hildur Krog (1922-2014). So far about 1,500 lichen types have been identified.
Contact: Einar Timdal, curator of lichens (einar.timdal@nhm.uio.no)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 November 2014
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NBM

New Brunswick Museum

The New Brunswick Museum herbarium houses about 115,000 specimens documenting the diversity, distributions, and habitats of plants and fungi in New Brunswick and other areas of eastern Canada. It is an active regional resource for research, education, and biodiversity conservation. It incorporates the 19th century collections of the Natural History Society of New Brunswick, including much of the material on which the first published catalogue (1879) of the provincial vascular flora was based. In recent decades, the NBM collections of bryophytes, lichens, and fungi have grown considerably; they include international material and exsiccatae. The cryptogams now represent more than two-thirds of the overall holdings of the herbarium.
Contact: Stephen Clayden, Curator (Stephen.Clayden@nbm-mnb.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


Harvard University-NEBC

New England Botanical Club

The Farlow Herbarium houses nearly 1,400,000 specimens of lichenized and non-lichenized fungi, bryophytes, and algae. The collections are world-wide in scope; particular strengths are in bound, indexed exsiccatae, bryophytes and fungi from Asia, entomogenous fungi, Antarctic lichens, and special "authors" herbaria which contain many type specimens.
Contact: Michaela Schmull (mschmull@oeb.harvard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: All Rights Reserved
Rights Holder: © 2012 - 2014 New England Botanical Club
Access Rights: http://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/addenda.html


NY

New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden lichen herbarium is among the largest and most active such collections in the world. The lichen herbarium contains approximately 230,000 accessioned specimens spanning all taxonomic groups and geographic regions, though with an emphasis on the Americas. Extensive additional holdings, including recent donations, staff collections, and exchange are being integrated and accessioned such that the herbarium will be the largest in the western hemisphere in the coming years. This herbarium is the primary resource documenting the lichens of eastern North America and is the primary repository for several large scale biodiversity inventories funded by the US National Science Foundation.
Contact: Thiers, Barbara (bthiers@nybg.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 January 2018
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NYS

New York State Museum

The Museum’s Biological Collections include two and a half million specimens collected over more than two centuries of research. They record the rich diversity, complex biogeography, and change over time in New York’s populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, insects, vascular plants, fungi, mosses, and other living things. Outstanding 19th century collections include some of the oldest North American plant specimens and thousands of type specimens gathered and described by pioneering naturalists such as mycologist Charles Horton Peck and entomologist Asa Fitch. The Natural History Illustration Collection comprises tens of thousands of drawings, paintings, and sculptures that illuminate the scientific characteristics and innate beauty of New York’s living natural world.
Contact: Lorinda Leonardi, Collection Manager (Lorinda.Leonardi@nysed.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 5 November 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: New York State Museum


NDA

North Dakota State University Herbarium

Specialty: All groups, except fungi and algae, of North Dakota; worldwide, emphasis on northern Great Plains.
Contact: Edward DeKeyser, Director and Curator (edward.dekeyser@ndsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


OS

Ohio State University Herbarium

The Ohio State University Herbarium (OS) is a major collection of plant and fungal specimens and is a unit of the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. We are part of OSU's Museum of Biological Diversity. Since its founding in 1891, the collection has grown to approximately half a million specimens and has worldwide coverage, with strengths in flora of the northeastern United States (especially Ohio) and in temperate South America. The Herbarium supports research and teaching at OSU and receives frequent use by researchers from other academic institutions, as well as by staff from governmental agencies such as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Contact: John V. Freudenstein, Director (freudenstein.1@osu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a0bd87af-9a18-4ab0-a83c-3fb21b44f8f3
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Digital Metadata: EML File


OSC

Oregon State University Herbarium

Contact: Aaron Liston (listona@science.oregonstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 February 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


WWB

Pacific Northwest Herbarium, Western Washington University

The mission of the Pacific Northwest Herbarium (WWB) at Western Washington University is to archive and make accessible correctly identified botanical specimens, with an emphasis on those inhabiting the Pacific Northwest. Because a large part of our aim is to share this repository of botanical information, we have an open door policy with scientists, students, and the greater community. As such, the herbarium is an excellent resource for anyone interested in botany and mycology of the Pacific Northwest. Our entire vascular plant collection is now available online through the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria.
Contact: Eric DeChaine, Curator (eric.dechaine@wwu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


OBI

Robert F. Hoover Herbarium, Cal Poly State University

The Hoover Herbarium houses 85,000+ specimens of vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The geographic focus is San Luis Obispo County, California. The collection also includes many specimens from other areas of California, other states of the US, particularly Arizona, and some from other regions of the world, especially Mexico. Emphasis areas in the collection include Asteraceae, Lupinus, and cultivated Eucalyptus. Major collections include Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977). The collection is used extensively in undergraduate teaching and training. Important Collections: Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977).
Contact: Jenn Yost, Director and Assistant Professor o (jyost@calpoly.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: dd7eab58-4d18-4798-aafa-c733b0a47af4
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UWSP

Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Dr. Robert Freckmann, Professor Emeritus of Biology, taught vascular plant taxonomy and agrostology at UW-Stevens Point for 32 years. Starting with one cabinet of about 1,000 plant specimens in 1969, he (and Dr. Frank W. Bowers) built this herbarium into the 3rd largest in Wisconsin, with over 200,000 specimens. It was named in his honor upon his retirement.
Contact: Mary Bartkowiak (Mary.Bartkowiak@uwsp.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 January 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File


CHRB

Rutgers University, Chrysler Herbarium

The Chrysler Herbarium is the last internationally recognized herbarium still in existence in the state of New Jersey. Approximately 120,000 plant, algal, moss and lichen specimens are arranged and catalogued systematically. The collection is world-wide in scope, with an emphasis on New Jersey.
Contact: Lena Struwe.- Director (lena.struwe@rutgers.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5d97e489-2887-4f67-adca-4840a7f4d0bb
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rutgers University


SBBG

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Lichen Herbarium

Contact: Shirley Tucker (tucker@lifesci.ucsb.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 4 May 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


LSU-Lichens

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University, Lichen Collection: ca. 44,000 specimens, particularly from Louisiana, California, throughout North America, and worldwide. Created largely through exchange and collections by Shirley C. Tucker.
Contact: Jennifer S. Kluse, Collections Manager (jkluse@lsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 277e00e1-6282-4ebb-a164-1733d04c99fc
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Digital Metadata: EML File


TLE

T. L. Esslinger Herbarium

T. L. Esslinger's private collection.
Contact: T. L. Esslinger (ted.esslinger@ndsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 June 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File


CHSC

The Chico State Herbarium

Located in Holt Hall room 129, the Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the northern California flora, and includes a great number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species. Established with specimens donated by the late Professor Vesta Holt in the 1950's, the herbarium now contains more than 105,000 dried and mounted plant specimens. The majority of samples are flowering plants, conifers, and ferns, but bryophytes, lichens, and especially slime molds, are also well represented. The herbarium is used extensively for identification of sensitive and other plant species by various agencies and individuals. Loans of herbarium specimens are made to any higher academic institutions who request them.
Contact: Lawrence Janeway, Curator (LJaneway@csuchico.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


AUA

The Freeman Herbarium at Auburn University

The Freeman Herbarium (AUA) contains over 80,000 specimens of vascular and non-vascular plants including, about 1800 bryophytes, over 2000 lichens, and about 3000 specimens of fungi.
Contact: Curtis Hansen, Curator (hansecj@auburn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


BALT

Towson University Biodiversity Center

The herbarium (BALT) was formally organized in 1967 under the directorship of Dr. Mary Castelli. Two years following its establishment, Dr. Donald Windler joined the faculty and became the curator of the collection. Following the retirement of Dr. Windler (in 2003), Dr. Roberts assumed the directorship of the collections. During Dr. Windler’s tenure, the collection grew extensively. The core collection is built around a donation of specimens from the Maryland Natural History Society. The donation includes specimens from as early as 1864 and represents historic records of species distribution in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region.
Contact: David Hearn, Curator of Botany (dhearn@towson.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: fa76f173-4494-4819-841f-8ec4548af12a
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Digital Metadata: EML File


TROY

Troy University Herbarium

Contact: Alvin Diamond, PhD (adiamond@troy.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 65924f9e-74f4-4f2f-af4c-58ac969a5629
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US-Lichens

United States National Herbarium - Smithsonian

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
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UC

University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

Contact: Margriet Wetherwax (margriet@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6635c492-88f9-4eb6-a33c-076dfbfe8cd1
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BG

University Museum of Bergen

The lichen collection at herbarium BG consists of 95000 fully computerized specimens. About 51000 are from Norway. Important material is also from and the Arctic (Svalbard with Bjørnøya), Antarctica (Mainland Antarctica, Argentine Islands, Bouvet Island, Gough Island, Kerguelen, Prince Edward Islands, and South Orkney Islands), and North-America. The herbarium includes material collected by, e.g., N.M. Blytt, T. Engelskjøn, Th.M. Fries, G. Gaarder, J.J. Havaas, J.I. Johnsen, P.M. Jørgensen, W. Maas, N.G. Moe, J.M. Norman, D.O. Øvstedal, C. Printzen, T. Spribille, and T. Tønsberg.
Contact: Contact: Tor Tønsberg, curator of lichens (tor.tonsberg@um.uib.no)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 January 2015
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Digital Metadata: EML File


ALA

University of Alaska Museum of the North Herbarium

The Herbarium (ALA) contains more than 220,000 specimens of non-vascular and vascular plants and is the only major research herbarium in Alaska. The collection also includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia and provides a basis for teaching and research.
Contact: Steffi M. Ickert-Bond, Curator (smickertbond@alaska.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 April 2017
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UBC

University of British Columbia Herbarium

The UBC Herbarium Lichen collection currently contains over 35,000 accessioned specimens. The lichen collection is arranged alphabetically by genera. Within each genus, the species are by alphabetical order. Each species is then arranged in order by geographical regions. The regions are separated by color-coded index cards. North America (North of Mexico) is indicated by a coloured marker on the upper left corner of the card. The cards for material outside of North America have makers on the right. The geographical regions are assigned colours and numbers, where colours are put on the index cards, and numbers are placed on the outside of the boxes.
Contact: Trevor Goward (Trevor.Goward@botany.ubc.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSB

University of California - Santa Barbara

The CCBER botanical collections include over 250,000 taxa of terrestrial and marine species. The vascular plant herbarium includes approximately 100,000 vascular plant specimens, lichens, and the C.H. Muller Oak Collection. The algal herbarium houses approximately 8000 specimens dating from the 1880s. Other notable collections include the Vernon I. Cheadle and Katherine Esau Botanical Collections and the Albert L. Brigger and Robert W. Holmes Diatom Collection.
Contact: Katja Seltmann (seltmann@ccber.ucsb.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f669c4f7-69ca-444f-8b4f-7706e07b2f38
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DAV

University of California Davis, Center for Plant Diversity - Herbarium

Contact: Ellen Dean (Curator) (eadean@ucdavis.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cc54a5fd-2e20-4ea6-8871-b2af436d9de3
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UCR

University of California, Riverside

The Herbarium at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) serves as an important source of information for the Southern California regional community of academic researchers, private biological consulting firms, farmers and other individuals involved with plants as a business, research topic, management concern, or just a personal interest as well as for botanists from around the world. One hundred percent of its specimens are databased and 87%, georeferenced (mappable in GIS). Currently UCR is the 4th largest contributor to the Consortium of California Herbaria (some 142,736 specimens). UCR's oldest specimen was taken September 1859 on the Hayden Expedition, Powder River, Wyoming. The UCR Herbarium has documented the abundance and distribution of species, their changes in range over time (such as new records in Los Angeles County of species known elsewhere), the arrival of invasive species, rediscovery of "extinct" species, and the collapse of Bromus trinii/berteroanus.
Contact: Kerry Knudsen, Lichen Curator (Knudsen@ucr.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 May 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


FTU

University of Central Florida Herbarium

Established by President Trevor Colbourn in 1983, the UCF Arboretum began with approximately 12 acres (4.9 ha) of a disturbed pond pine (Pinus serotina) community just east side of the developed area of campus, and east of the present biology building. In 1988, at President Altman’s direction, the University expanded the Arboretum to include a 5-acre (2.0 ha) Cypress dome, an oak hammock of about 3 acres (1.2 ha), and about 15 acres (6.1 ha) of sand pine and Florida scrub, connected to the original Arboretum by a saw palmetto (Sabal palmetto) community and increasingly rare Florida longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) flatwoods. Currently, the official Arboretum Boundary encompasses approximately 82 acres (33.2 ha). The original Arboretum director was Dr. Henry O. Whittier, a professor in the Biology Department who remained director until his retirement 2003. Dr. Martin Quigley was director from 2003-2009.
Contact: Patrick Bohlen, Director (patrick.bohlen@ucf.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


CINC

University of Cincinnati, Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium

The herbarium at the University of Cincinnati was founded by Margaret Fulford in 1920s and has grown over the years through the work of prolific collectors and through acquisition of several large and important collections. Today, the herbarium houses around 125,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, fungi, and algae, making it the third largest herbarium in Ohio. In addition to the large collection of regional and North American material, it also contains extensive collections from Europe, South America, the Caribbean Basin, Samoa, and China. Particular strengths of the herbarium are North American Sphagnum, South American and Caribbean Hepatics, North American Cladonia, and Trilliaceae.
Contact: Eric Tepe, Adjunct Assistant Professor (eric.tepe@uc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 December 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


COLO

University of Colorado, Museum of Natural History

Herbarium COLO is the Botany Section of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the Boulder campus. The Herbarium is available to anyone with an interest in botany. Users include faculty and students, visiting scholars, private consultants, local naturalists, and botanists from a variety of public and private agencies.

This dataset contains the North American portion of COLO Lichen collection. Approximately 50,000 specimens from the rest of the world have not been digitized.

No work has been done to georeference this collection. Any coordinates provided are from the collector's label and have not been verified.

Collection strengths: Colorado, Southern Rocky Mountains and Western North American vascular plants and cryptogams, worldwide arctic and alpine, Appalachia, Galapagos Lichens, Australia, New Guinea, Altai, Mexico and the Seville Flowers Bryophyte Collection.

Contact: J Ryan Allen (james.r.allen@Colorado.EDU)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ef6d1fd7-8440-4e2d-bccf-85feddb1c08c
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FLAS

University of Florida Herbarium

The University of Florida Herbarium is a unit of the Department of Natural History of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The herbarium is affiliated with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Biology and the Department of Plant Pathology. The FLAS acronym is the standard international abbreviation for the University of Florida Herbarium. It is derived from the herbarium's early association with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. Our mission focuses in plant collections acquisition and care, research based on the collections, education and public service.
Contact: Kent Perkins, Collection Manager (herb@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2a40ef36-3117-4295-8c11-a672db19b4a0
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GAM

University of Georgia, Julian H. Miller Mycological Herbarium

The Julian H. Miller Mycological Herbarium (GAM) is an internationally recognized collection of fungi with an estimated 30,500 specimens that is a unit of the Georgia Museum of Natural History of the University of Georgia. The herbarium collections are especially strong in plant pathogenic ascomycetes; although, the majority of specimens are from Georgia and the southeastern USA. Specimens in the collection date back to the late 1800’s, including exsiccati of J.B. Ellis and M.B. Everhart and A.B. Seymour and F. S. Earle. Other important collections are the Forest Disease Fungi acquired from the USDA Forest Service in Athens, which includes the rust collections of George Hepting and the Coleosporium collection of George Hedgcock, a large collection of Georgia myxomycetes and a collection of Georgia lichens.
Contact: Dr. Richard Hanlin (herbgam@uga.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9c783434-9389-4b95-90f9-8b8218a77b45
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HAW-L

University of Hawaii, Joseph F. Rock Herbarium

Founded in 1908, the Joseph F. Rock Herbarium (HAW) serves the official university repository for plant specimens associated with student, staff, and faculty teaching and research. The herbaria was created by Dr. Joseph F. Rock's original collections and is the oldest herbaria in Hawaii. It is the result of decades of plant exploration by some of the leading researchers in the Pacific basin and today its use continues to expand. The herbarium is part of the University Museum Consortium, and comprises approximately 60,000 dried preserved plant specimens including algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, angiosperms, fungi, and ancillary collections of 35 mm slides, wood, seed, and DNA. For more than 100 years, the herbarium has been a focal point for teaching, training, and education on the flora of Hawai'i and the Pacific with particular emphasis on vascular plants. Since 2009, the herbarium has also managed the departments living collection in the St. John Courtyard Botanical Garden. There are currently more than 6500 lichens databased and imaged with an additional 5000 specimens remaining undetermined.
Contact: Michael Thomas, Collections Manager (mbthomas@hawaii.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e4aaabfc-9900-42c7-be83-415b8a9e75e0
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii
Access Rights: http://www.hawaii.edu/site/policy/disclaimer.html


ID

University of Idaho

Established in 1892, the University of Idaho Stillinger Herbarium is the largest herbarium in Idaho and functions as the official state repository for more than 200,000 plant and fungal specimens. The herbarium’s collections contribute to a wide variety of research at the University of Idaho and beyond, supporting research in systematics, ecology, floristics, conservation biology and natural resource management, and the herbarium and its resources are used for both formal and informal teaching and learning at the University of Idaho.
Contact: David Tank, Director (dtank@uidaho.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 68622c10-641e-41ea-9a39-f5e9b04a9815
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Digital Metadata: EML File


ILL

University of Illinois Herbarium

Specialty: Illinois, midwestern U.S., Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae: Mimosoideas, fossils of Pennsylvanian age coal balls, fungi (especially Meliolales: Ascomycetes and resupinate Basidiomycetes), 19th and early 20th century exsiccatae.

Date Founded: 1869.
Contact: Andrew Miller (amiller7@illinois.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File


KANU

University of Kansas Ronald L. McGregor Herbarium

Housing approximately 417,000 specimens-including 382,000 vascular plant specimens, smaller holdings of bryophytes and non-lichenized fungi, and a rapidly growing lichen collection-the R. L. McGregor Herbarium (KANU) is dedicated to the study of the flora of the Great Plains, the grassland biome of central North America. The greater part of vascular plant and lichen specimens deposited in KANU represent the flora of the Great Plains and herbarium staff is involved in taxonomic and floristic studies of the region. Our goal is to expand our understanding of past and current botanical diversity of the Great Plains and to preserve this knowledge for the future.
Contact: Caleb A. Morse, collection manager (cmorse@ku.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2017
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UMFK

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Since coming to Maine in 1976, Steve Selva, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, has established an active research program in lichenology that has focused on Using Lichens to Assess Ecological Continuity in Northeastern Forests and the taxonomy and ecology of Calicioid Lichens and Fungi in Northern New England and Maritime Canada. Steve's contributions to the field of lichenology have been documented in a series of research reports and publications, and have been cited by others in a number of related studies. He has also prepared a photo gallery of Stubble Lichens Under the Microscope and bibliographies of The Lichen Literature of Maine and The Lichen Literature of New Hampshire. The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Lichen Herbarium (UMFK) houses the largest collection of lichens in Maine. It includes the largest collection of calicioid lichens and fungi in northeastern North America as well as the world's largest assemblage of lichens from the old-growth forests of northeastern North America's Acadian Forest Ecoregion. Field data for the entire collection is currently being downloaded into a comprehensive Lichen Database designed and implemented by Steve's colleague, Raymond Albert, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Visitors may search the database online using several user-friendly interfaces.
Contact: Steven Selva, Director (sselva@maine.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 October 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File


MAINE

University of Maine Herbaria

The University of Maine Herbaria are organized, identified collections of authentic specimens of primarily Maine plants and fungi. The University of Maine Herbaria are located in Hannibal Hamlin Hall on the campus of the University of Maine. The mission of the University of Maine Herbaria includes research, teaching, and service to the public, the State of Maine, plus professional and amateur botanists.
Contact: Christopher Campbell, Director (campbell@maine.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 824dbc9f-eb49-4527-9aac-de10dff8d9a9
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MICH

University of Michigan Herbarium

The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world-class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies.
Contact: Patricia Rogers - collection manager (rogersp@umich.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 47324c01-130b-4aee-8e27-d7e9a1f6a279
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Digital Metadata: EML File


OMA

University of Nebraska at Omaha Herbarium

Contact: Robert S. Egan (regan@mail.unomaha.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 31 July 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEBK

University of Nebraska Kearney

Contact: Steve Rothenberger, Curator (rothenberges@unk.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0fecf0c0-eb0f-4953-a866-27dff1f65fd2
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NEB

University of Nebraska State Museum, C.E. Bessey Herbarium

The Bessey Herbarium was founded in 1874, making it among the oldest in the Great Plains states of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, and Nebraska. The collection has more than 310,000 specimens, placing it among the largest in the Great Plains. The largest parts of the collection are, in descending order, from Nebraska, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, other parts of North America, and Europe. It contains important collections by such scientifically notable Nebraskans as Charles Bessey, Ernst Bessey, Frederic Clements, Walter Kiener, Per Rydberg, Raymond Pool, Jared G. Smith; by other Nebraskans who later became prominent in other fields, such as Roscoe Pound (Law), Louise Pound (Literature), Willa Cather (Literature), Melvin Gilmore (Ethnobotany), Lawrence Bruner (Entomology) and Henry Baldwin Ward (Parasitology); and by many prominent scientists from outside the state.
Contact: Robert Kaul, Curator (rkaul1@unl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0dcd0899-9713-4d6b-91b3-d59a565e1a6d
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NHA

University of New Hampshire

Historical ties with Dartmouth College (HNH) when the Agricultural College shared facilities. NHA founded with a nucleus of 1500 HNH specimens. Specialty: Vascular plants and marine algae of New Hampshire; Maine; coastal New England; Newfoundland; Bay of Fundy; Crimea, Siberia; aquatic flora of northeastern U.S., Costa Rica, and Bolivia. Date Founded: 1892.
Contact: Janet Sullivan, Collections Manager (janets@cisunix.unh.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0dda52c1-018d-4056-8e9b-c280566f4112
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UNM-Lichens

University of New Mexico Herbarium

The Museum of Southwestern Biology houses New Mexico’s largest herbarium. An herbarium is a collection of preserved plants stored, catalogued, and arranged for study by professionals and amateurs from many walks of life. Our focus is mainly to document and preserve a record of the flora of the state. We have 135,000 specimens; most are from New Mexico and the southwestern U.S. Our primary international holdings are from Mexico. As the fifth largest state we are relatively unexplored and species new to science are still being discovered, documented, and described. Our specimens represent over 7700 species and serve as a reference for what’s been documented within our region.
Additional UNM Collections:
Bryophyte Collection within the CNABH Portal
Mycological Collection within the MycoPortal
Vascular Plant Collection within SEINet
Contact: Phil Tonne (ptonne@unm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7b274cf8-0957-4742-aaf7-cb3951e34399
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UNAF

University of North Alabama

Contact: Paul Davison, Curator (pgdavison@una.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NCU

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium

Founded in 1908, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) is a world-wide collection of vascular plants, bryophytes, fossils (esp. Devonian), algae (esp. red marine temperate), fungi (esp. collections of Wm. C. Coker & N. Couch), and lichens. The lichen collection is world-wide with a focus on the Southeastern United States. NCU has many lichen specimens collected by Gary B. Perlmutter, Eimy Rivas Plata, Alexander Evans, William W. Calkins, Paul O. Schallert, Jason Hollinger, Francis Harper, Fred W. Gray, and William C. Grow. NCU welcomes visitors & researchers weekdays; contact Curator Carol Ann McCormick for parking information.
Contact: Carol Ann McCormick (mccormick@unc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bedb2352-90dd-48cf-a476-b7b1f3062ef5
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Digital Metadata: EML File


URV

University of Richmond Herbarium

University of Richmond Herbarium (known in the botanical community by the acronym URV) features nearly 20,000 specimens, including 2,000 specimens of Algae, 1,450 specimens of Lichens, 1,400 specimens of Myxomycetes, 1,000 specimens of Fungi, 450 specimens of Bryophytes and 15,000 specimens of Vascular plants. The collection is accessible to students studying botany.
Contact: Dr. W. John Hayden (jhayden@richmond.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


USCH-Lichens

University of South Carolina, A. C. Moore Herbarium

The A. C. Moore Herbarium is an important part of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (Columbia Campus). Founded in 1907 by Dr. Andrew Charles Moore, the original collection of dried plant specimens is now part of an ever growing collection. Total holdings are just over 100,000 specimens, making the A. C. Moore Herbarium the largest in the state of South Carolina. Researchers and visitors will find a diverse collection of vascular and nonvascular plant material primarily from the Southeastern United States and more specifically from South Carolina. Now over 100 years old, the A. C. Moore Herbarium continues to be an indispensable resource for botanical knowledge.
Contact: Herrick Brown - Assistant Curator (BrownH@biol.sc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 September 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


USF

University of South Florida Herbarium

The USF Herbarium, with nearly 270,000 specimens, is the second largest collection in Florida, the seventh largest in the southeastern United States, and ranks in the upper third of the world's herbaria in size.
Contact: Alan R. Franck, Ph.D., Curator (afranck@mail.usf.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


TENN

University of Tennessee Herbarium

Vascular plants of Tennessee, southern Appalachians, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, southeastern U.S., Mexico, and Guatemala; fungi chiefly of southeastern U.S.; bryophytes and pteridophytes worldwide. Founded 1888.
Contact: Dr. Victor Ma (qma@utk.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c04ce95d-61fb-4708-b6b0-77c2eaf24cc1
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Digital Metadata: EML File


VT

University of Vermont, Pringle Herbarium, North American lichens

The Pringle Herbarium (VT) contains 300,000 specimens, including vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, algae and fungi. Of these, this portal contains about 5100 lichen specimens, including all of our North American specimens. Other digitization projects cover type specimens, vascular plant specimens, North American bryophytes, macroalgae and macrofungi. These images and data are available through various portals. The herbarium does not maintain its own online database.
Contact: Dorothy Allard, Virtual Herbarium Coordinator (djallard@uvm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 41350160-ae9d-4102-929d-be342457c1af
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Vermont


WTU

University of Washington Herbarium

Contact: David Giblin (wtu@u.washington.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 February 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Washington Herbarium


UWEC

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

The UWEC Herbarium contains over 10,000 specimens, mostly from west-central Wisconsin.
Contact: Joseph Rohrer, Curator (jrohrer@uwec.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


WIS

University of Wisconsin - Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium, founded in 1849, is a museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance, which is used extensively for taxonomic and ecological research, as well as for teaching and public service. It contains the world's largest collection of Wisconsin plants, about one-third of its 1,000,000 specimens having been collected within the state. Most of the world's floras are well represented, and the holdings from certain areas, such as the Upper Midwest, eastern North America and western Mexico, are widely recognized as resources of global significance.
Contact: Kenneth M. Cameron (kmcameron@wisc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 89717c08-38c6-4a2e-9293-7381ea799a99
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Digital Metadata: EML File


RM

University of Wyoming Rocky Mountain Herbarium

Founded in 1893 by Aven Nelson, the Rocky Mountain Herbarium (RM) contains the largest collection of Rocky Mountain plants and fungi in existence with additional representation of the floras of other parts of the Northern Hemisphere. It ranks 17th in the nation with 825,000 specimens and is the largest facility of its kind between St. Louis, Missouri, and Berkeley, California.
Contact: Dr. Ron Hartman, Curator (rhartman@uwyo.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


UPS

Uppsala University Exsiccati

Herbarium UPS includes approximately 3 000 000 objects, 520 000 of which have been digitized so far. Digitized objects include vascular plants, fungi (incl. lichens), bryophytes, and algae.
Contact: Stefan Ekman, Keeper (stefan.ekman@em.uu.se)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 July 2015
Digital Metadata: EML File


UVU

Utah Valley University Herbarium

The Utah Valley University Herbarium (UVSC) was established in 1987 as a research and teaching facility. The initial herbarium collection consisted of botanical specimens collected by Dr. James G. Harris, Professor of Biology, whose research focuses on a wide range of habitats including the deserts of the San Rafael Swell, high elevation mountain peaks (i.e. Mt. Timpanogos, Mt. Nebo, and the Deep Creek Range), as well as arctic regions of North America and Greenland. Currently the herbarium houses over 17,000 accessioned herbarium sheets, with an average of 1,500 specimens being added to the collection each year.
Contact: Jason Alexander, Curator (alexanja@uvu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


WSCO

Weber State University Herbarium

Collection estimated to be 29,080 specimens of vascular and nonvascular specimens.
Contact: Kristian R. Valles (Bryophyte & Lichen Curator) (kristianvalles@weber.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8affd0ce-d576-426d-981b-c91e408cf860
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UNLV

Wesley E. Niles Herbarium, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The herbarium collection consists of approximately 65,000 specimens of vascular plants, and a small but rapidly expanding number of mosses and liverworts.
Contact: Kathryn Birgy, Collections Manager (kathryn.birgy@unlv.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6eb10e2f-f2fd-40c4-baa0-e30fb6abaca0
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Digital Metadata: EML File


WVA

West Virginia University Herbarium

The West Virginia University Herbarium, the largest such facility in the state, contains about 185,000 mounted and cataloged vascular plant specimens and approximately 26,000 bryophyte and lichen specimens. The collection was started in 1889 and has steadily increased since then. It is designated a National Resource Collection and contains the best collection in the world of West Virginia and Central Appalachian vascular plants. In addition there are over 25,000 color photographic slides that comprise the Earl L. Core Botanical Slide Collection and over 2,000 seed collections in the Elizabeth A. Bartholomew Seed Collection.
Contact: Donna Ford-Werntz, Curator (dford2@wvu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


MU

Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, Miami University

Miami University is the home of Ohio's largest herbarium, the Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium. The herbarium's holdings of approximately 620,000 specimens are worldwide in both geographical and taxonomic coverage. The collection consists of 330,000 vascular plant specimens, as well as 140,000 bryophytes, 100,000 fungi, 35,000 lichens, 10,000 algae, and 5,000 fossil plants. There are several thousand type specimens contained in the collection, as well as many sets of cryptogamic exsiccatae. Active exchange programs are ongoing with many herbaria worldwide to ensure the continued breadth and depth of the collection. The W.S. Turrell Herbarium Fund is an endowment which benefits the herbarium, and is restricted to support of the research activities of the staff and students in systematic botany.
Contact: Michael Vincent, Curator (vincenma@miamioh.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 52f03e72-c16a-44f7-9fb7-66f0ed5d518d
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Digital Metadata: EML File


YPM-YU

Yale University Herbarium, Peabody Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1864 by Daniel Cady Eaton from his personal library and plant collection, the Yale Herbarium is an internationally recognized repository with holdings of approximately 350,000 specimens from throughout the world. There are an estimated 3,000 type specimens. The collection is particularly rich in ferns, bryophytes and grasses, as well as in historically important materials from early botanical collectors. In addition, it was the herbarium of record for the flora of southern New England from 1864 until 1955, when that function passed to the University of Connecticut at Storrs.
Contact: Patrick Sweeney, PhD (patrick.sweeney@yale.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: Open Access, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/; see Yale Peabody policies at: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/8931zqj