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 (
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
  • 13,806 (47%) with images
  • 27,979 (95%) identified to species
  • 87 families
  • 296 genera
  • 1,543 species
  • 1,588 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics