University of Alaska Museum of the North Herbarium (ALA)

The Herbarium (ALA) contains more than 220,000 specimens of non-vascular and vascular plants and is the only major research herbarium in Alaska. The collection also includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia and provides a basis for teaching and research.
Contact: Steffi M. Ickert-Bond, Curator (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 April 2017
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 30,003 specimen records
  • 15,537 (52%) georeferenced
  • 13,727 (46%) with images
  • 28,575 (95%) identified to species
  • 81 families
  • 297 genera
  • 1,548 species
  • 1,590 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics