University of Wyoming Rocky Mountain Herbarium (RM)

Founded in 1893 by Aven Nelson, the Rocky Mountain Herbarium (RM) contains the largest collection of Rocky Mountain plants and fungi in existence with additional representation of the floras of other parts of the Northern Hemisphere. It ranks 15th in the nation with 993,000 specimens and is the largest facility of its kind between St. Louis, Missouri, and Berkeley, California.
Contact: Burrell E. Nelson (bnelsonn@uwyo.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
Rocky Mountain Herbarium
Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, Wyoming   82071-3165
USA
+1(307)766-2236
Collection Statistics
  • 562 specimen records
  • 123 (22%) georeferenced
  • 562 (100%) with images
  • 537 (96%) identified to species
  • 34 families
  • 101 genera
  • 242 species
  • 247 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics