University of Colorado, Museum of Natural History Herbarium Lichen Collection (COLO-L)

Herbarium COLO is the Botany Section of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the Boulder campus. The Herbarium is available to anyone with an interest in botany. Users include faculty and students, visiting scholars, private consultants, local naturalists, and botanists from a variety of public and private agencies.

This dataset contains the North American portion of COLO Lichen collection. Approximately 50,000 specimens from the rest of the world have not been digitized.

No work has been done to georeference this collection. Any coordinates provided are from the collector's label and have not been verified.

Collection strengths: Colorado, Southern Rocky Mountains and Western North American vascular plants and cryptogams, worldwide arctic and alpine, Appalachia, Galapagos Lichens, Australia, New Guinea, Altai, Mexico and the Seville Flowers Bryophyte Collection.

Contacts: J Ryan Allen (james.r.allen@Colorado.EDU)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ef6d1fd7-8440-4e2d-bccf-85feddb1c08c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 54,599 specimen records
  • 18,519 (34%) georeferenced
  • 50,333 (92%) with images (54,786 total images)
  • 51,041 (93%) identified to species
  • 144 families
  • 554 genera
  • 3,072 species
  • 3,195 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics