University of Michigan Herbarium (MICH)

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.
Contacts: Timothy Y. James, Curator of Fungi - see home page for loan request information (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 44,702 specimen records
  • 9,396 (21%) georeferenced
  • 43,594 (98%) with images
  • 42,124 (94%) identified to species
  • 108 families
  • 383 genera
  • 3,332 species
  • 3,609 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics