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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  • Agonimia (2)
  • Bagliettoa (1)
  • Catapyrenium (26)
  • Dermatocarpon (304)
  • Endocarpon (110)
  • Endopyrenium (1)
  • Flakea (1)
  • Heterocarpon (1)
  • Hydropunctaria (1)
  • Lithocia (1)
  • Muellerella (2)
  • Normandina (12)
  • Parmentaria (12)
  • Placidiopsis (2)
  • Placidium (128)
  • Placopyrenium (1)
  • Polyblastia (7)
  • Pyrenothamnia (4)
  • Staurothele (103)
  • Thelenella (12)
  • Thelidium (16)
  • Verrucaria (516)
  • Wahlenbergiella (4)