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Ohio State University Herbarium - Lichens (OS)

The Ohio State University Herbarium (OS) is a major collection of plant and fungal specimens and is a unit of the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. We are part of OSU's Museum of Biological Diversity. Since its founding in 1891, the collection has grown to approximately half a million specimens and has worldwide coverage, with strengths in flora of the northeastern United States (especially Ohio) and in temperate South America. The Herbarium supports research and teaching at OSU and receives frequent use by researchers from other academic institutions, as well as by staff from governmental agencies such as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Contacts: John V. Freudenstein, Director,
Contacts: Robert Klips,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a0bd87af-9a18-4ab0-a83c-3fb21b44f8f3
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 20,013 specimen records
  • 1,850 (9%) georeferenced
  • 19,697 (98%) with images (31,365 total images)
  • 18,784 (94%) identified to species
  • 95 families
  • 314 genera
  • 1,503 species
  • 1,559 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution