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
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  • Amandinea (267)
  • Anaptychia (165)
  • Buellia (580)
  • Cyphelium (149)
  • Dermiscellum (1)
  • Dimelaena (149)
  • Dirinaria (27)
  • Heterodermia (302)
  • Hyperphyscia (34)
  • Mobergia (2)
  • Phaeophyscia (68)
  • Phaeorrhiza (1)
  • Physcia (1338)
  • Physciella (17)
  • Physciopsis (7)
  • Physconia (193)
  • Pseudophyscia (16)
  • Rinodina (404)