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Collection Profile for: Oregon State University Herbarium (OSC)

The lichen collection at Oregon State University is housed in our Fungal Herbarium. Worldwide it is by far the largest collection of lichenized fungi from the Pacific Northwest of North America. Although the collection includes specimens from all continents, it best represents the region from Alaska to northern California and inland to Montana. The specimens form the primary basis for print, online, and genomic resources underpinning comprehensive works on biodiversity of lichens in our region. In addition, we house lichen vouchers from the U.S. Forest Inventory and Analysis and the Air Resource Management Programs of the Forest Service. We lend specimens to researchers around the world and borrow specimens from other institutions to facilitate research at OSU on ecology, evolution, biology, and environmental science.




Oregon State University Herbarium
Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology
Oregon State University
2701 SW Campus Way, 2503 Cordley Hall
Corvallis, Oregon   97331

Collection Statistics

  • 172,933 specimen records
  • 157,193 (91%) georeferenced
  • 132,355 (77%) with images (136,573 total images)
  • 2 GenBank genetic references
  • 165,275 (96%) identified to species
  • 169 families
  • 543 genera
  • 3,408 species
  • 3,563 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 28 February 2024
Global Unique Identifier: 40ea4ad4-6ed5-4162-875a-dc40964596d7
Digital Metadata:EML File
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