University of Michigan Herbarium (MICH)

The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world-class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies.
Curator of Fungi & Lichens: Timothy Y. James,, +1(734)615-7753
Collection manager of fungi, lichens, bryophytes: Alison Harrington,, +1(734)936-8028
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 December 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 47,002 specimen records
  • 10,037 (21%) georeferenced
  • 45,939 (98%) with images (89,817 total images)
  • 44,248 (94%) identified to species
  • 51 families
  • 429 genera
  • 3,845 species
  • 4,150 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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