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.
Contacts: Steffi M. Ickert-Bond, Curator, smickertbond@alaska.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 4 December 2019
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 29,514 specimen records
  • 15,745 (53%) georeferenced
  • 18,126 (61%) with images (21,589 total images)
  • 28,171 (95%) identified to species
  • 87 families
  • 295 genera
  • 1,543 species
  • 1,586 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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  • Alectoria (9)
  • Allantoparmelia (117)
  • Arctocetraria (64)
  • Arctoparmelia (229)
  • Asahinea (217)
  • Brodoa (31)
  • Bryocaulon (237)
  • Bryoria (829)
  • Cavernularia (124)
  • Cetraria (1786)
  • Cetrariella (126)
  • Cetrelia (45)
  • Chondropsis (2)
  • Coelocaulon (59)
  • Cornicularia (3)
  • Dactylina (428)
  • Evernia (157)
  • Everniastrum (3)
  • Flavocetraria (90)
  • Flavopunctelia (1)
  • Hypogymnia (677)
  • Hypotrachyna (23)
  • Imshaugia (21)
  • Kaernefeltia (3)
  • Letharia (19)
  • Masonhalea (145)
  • Melanelia (286)
  • Melanelixia (1)
  • Melanohalea (96)
  • Menegazzia (7)
  • Nephromopsis (1)
  • Neuropogon (1)
  • Parmelia (1033)
  • Parmelina (1)
  • Parmeliopsis (181)
  • Parmotrema (19)
  • Platismatia (335)
  • Protoparmelia (24)
  • Pseudephebe (118)
  • Pseudevernia (22)
  • Punctelia (1)
  • Rhizoplaca (2)
  • Tuckermannopsis (66)
  • Usnea (192)
  • Vulpicida (17)
  • Xanthoparmelia (30)