Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN-CANL)

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.
Contacts: Jennifer Doubt (jdoubt@mus-nature.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 March 2019
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
Canadian Museum of Nature - Lichenology Section
P. O. Box 3443, Station D
Ottawa, Ontario   K1P 6P4
Canada
[1] 613 364 4076
Collection Statistics
  • 52,192 specimen records
  • 48,068 (92%) georeferenced
  • 210 (0.4%) with images
  • 50,111 (96%) identified to species
  • 116 families
  • 473 genera
  • 2,960 species
  • 3,142 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution - British Columbia
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that term
  • Alberni Land Distr. (7)
  • Barclay Land Distr. (2)
  • Cariboo Land Distr. (200)
  • Cassiar Land Distr. (598)
  • Clayoquot Land Distr. (40)
  • Comox Land Distr. (21)
  • Cowichan Lake Land Distr. (2)
  • Cowichan Land Distr. (55)
  • Goldstream Land Distr. (2)
  • Kamloops Division Yale Land Distr. (496)
  • Kootenay Land Distr. (382)
  • Lake Land Distr. (14)
  • Lillooet Land Distr. (72)
  • Long Beach Unit (2)
  • Nanaimo Land Distr. (30)
  • Nanoose Land Distr. (1)
  • New Westminster Land Distr. (247)
  • Newcastle Land Distr. (3)
  • North Saanich Land Distr. (54)
  • Osoyoos Division Yale Land Distr. (69)
  • Peace River Land Distr. (451)
  • Quamichan Land Distr. (4)
  • Queen Charlotte Islands Land Distr. (4483)
  • Range 1 Coast Land Distr. (18)
  • Range 2 Coast Land Distr. (27)
  • Range 3 Coast Land Distr. (95)
  • Range 4 Coast Land Distr. (37)
  • Range 5 Coast Land Distr. (198)
  • Renfrew Land Distr. (4)
  • Rupert Land Distr. (22)
  • Saanich District Municipality (10)
  • Saltspring Island Land Distr. (56)
  • Sayward Land Distr. (3)
  • Similkameen Division Yale Land Distr. (48)
  • Sooke Land Distr. (10)
  • Texada Island Land Distr. (2)
  • Victoria Land Distr. (50)
  • Yale Division Yale Land Distr. (176)
  • Yale Division Yale Land Distr.Yale (1)