University of Wisconsin - Madison (WIS)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium, founded in 1849, is a museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance, which is used extensively for taxonomic and ecological research, as well as for teaching and public service. It contains the world's largest collection of Wisconsin plants, about one-third of its 1,000,000 specimens having been collected within the state. Most of the world's floras are well represented, and the holdings from certain areas, such as the Upper Midwest, eastern North America and western Mexico, are widely recognized as resources of global significance.
Contacts: Kenneth M. Cameron, kmcameron@wisc.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 89717c08-38c6-4a2e-9293-7381ea799a99
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 150,665 specimen records
  • 147,247 (98%) georeferenced
  • 144,277 (96%) with images (161,365 total images)
  • 139,713 (93%) identified to species
  • 199 families
  • 954 genera
  • 8,414 species
  • 8,903 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics