University of California Santa Barbara Lichen Collection (UCSB)

The UCSB botanical collections, housed at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, include over 250,000 taxa of terrestrial and marine species. The vascular plant herbarium includes approximately 100,000 vascular plant specimens, lichens curated by Dr. Shirley Tucker, and the C.H. Muller Oak collection. The algal herbarium houses approximately 8000 specimens dating from the 1880s.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f669c4f7-69ca-444f-8b4f-7706e07b2f38
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,008 specimen records
  • 375 (37%) georeferenced
  • 994 (99%) with images
  • 975 (97%) identified to species
  • 57 families
  • 161 genera
  • 523 species
  • 534 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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