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University of Kansas Ronald L. McGregor Herbarium (KANU)

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 (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2017
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 28,311 specimen records
  • 28,278 (100%) georeferenced
  • 18,782 (66%) identified to species
  • 93 families
  • 337 genera
  • 1,517 species
  • 1,253 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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