University of Alaska Museum of the North Herbarium (ALA)

The Herbarium (ALA) contains more than 220,000 specimens of non-vascular and vascular plants and is the only major research herbarium in Alaska. The collection also includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia and provides a basis for teaching and research.
Contacts: Steffi M. Ickert-Bond, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 31 March 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 31,403 specimen records
  • 18,166 (58%) georeferenced
  • 23,134 (74%) with images (27,183 total images)
  • 30,024 (96%) identified to species
  • 87 families
  • 298 genera
  • 1,560 species
  • 1,605 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics