Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University (FH)

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.
Contacts: Michaela Schmull (mschmull@oeb.harvard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 November 2012
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: President and Fellows of Harvard College
Access Rights: https://huh.harvard.edu/access-digital-reproductions-works-public-domain
Collection Statistics
  • 63,991 specimen records
  • 1,526 (2%) georeferenced
  • 60,632 (95%) with images
  • 60,599 (95%) identified to species
  • 137 families
  • 537 genera
  • 4,344 species
  • 4,589 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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  • Acolium (18)
  • Buellia (119)
  • Calicium (195)
  • Chrismofulvea (16)
  • Cyphelium (3)
  • Diploicia (5)
  • Diplotomma (57)
  • Dirinaria (68)
  • Hafellia (14)
  • Heterocyphelium (2)
  • Pyxine (184)
  • Texosporium (3)
  • Thelomma (51)
  • Tholurna (2)