Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium (Memorial University of Newfoundland) (NFLD)

The Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium (NFLD) is located in St. John's, NL, Canada and is part of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Agnes Marion Ayre (1890-1940) of St. John's, though an amateur botanist, made remarkable contributions to documenting the flora of the province through her field notes, preserved specimens and botanical illustrations. She is particularly well known for her botanical drawings, which were meticulous. Unfortunately, much of her work was lost following her death; however, what remains is housed at NFLD and in the Archives and Special Collections of the Queen Elizabeth II Library. The herbarium houses 40,000 vascular plant specimens collected mostly in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and representing over 3,300 species from more than 1,000 genera within 176 families of angiosperms, 26 of pteridophytes and six of gymnosperms. 60,000 bryophyte specimens mainly from the province, but also from other Holarctic regions of the world. And 35,000 marine algae specimens of eastern Canada and the Arctic. The lichen collection is currently being digitized and represents collections both within and outside of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Curator: Julissa Roncal,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 January 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Memorial University of Newfoundland
232 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL   A1B 3X9
Collection Statistics
  • 113 specimen records
  • 32 (28%) georeferenced
  • 43 (38%) identified to species
  • 12 families
  • 19 genera
  • 33 species
  • 37 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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