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 (65,851 total images)
  • 60,474 (95%) identified to species
  • 137 families
  • 537 genera
  • 4,340 species
  • 4,587 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that family
  • Ahtiana (29)
  • Alectoria (305)
  • Allantoparmelia (11)
  • Allocetraria (99)
  • Anzia (54)
  • Arctocetraria (17)
  • Arctoparmelia (90)
  • Asahinea (11)
  • Brodoa (6)
  • Bryocaulon (22)
  • Bryopogon (1)
  • Bryoria (434)
  • Bulbothrix (17)
  • Canomaculina (1)
  • Canoparmelia (44)
  • Cavernularia (6)
  • Cetraria (588)
  • Cetrariella (99)
  • Cetrelia (78)
  • Coelocaulon (12)
  • Cornicularia (6)
  • Dactylina (87)
  • Dufourea (1)
  • Esslingeriana (6)
  • Evernia (292)
  • Everniastrum (23)
  • Flavocetraria (236)
  • Flavoparmelia (370)
  • Flavopunctelia (72)
  • Hypogymnia (2)
  • Hypotrachyna (47)
  • Imshaugia (125)
  • Kaernefeltia (51)
  • Letharia (242)
  • Masonhalea (20)
  • Melanelia (75)
  • Melanelixia (134)
  • Melanohalea (173)
  • Menegazzia (52)
  • Montanelia (50)
  • Nephromopsis (54)
  • Neuropogon (1)
  • Omphalodium (17)
  • Oropogon (11)
  • Parmelia (1126)
  • Parmelina (29)
  • Parmelinopsis (10)
  • Parmeliopsis (154)
  • Parmotrema (681)
  • Platismatia (384)
  • Protoparmelia (26)
  • Pseudephebe (48)
  • Pseudevernia (163)
  • Pseudoparmelia (24)
  • Punctelia (289)
  • Relicina (3)
  • Rimelia (1)
  • Sulcaria (1)
  • Tuckermanella (1)
  • Tuckermannopsis (414)
  • Usnea (1380)
  • Usnocetraria (14)
  • Vulpicida (198)
  • Xanthoparmelia (478)