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Collection Profile for: California Academy of Sciences Lichen dataset (CAS-BOT-BC)

The herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) holds around 5000 specimens of lichen. This is just a small portion of the largest collection of plants in the western U.S. and the sixth largest in the country. Together with the Herbarium of the University of California at Berkeley (UC) the San Francisco Bay area is regarded as a National Resource Center for systematic botany. These two major collections have an informal agreement to avoid duplication, thus providing botanists with a rich and varied resource for research.




California Academy of Sciences Herbarium
Department of Botany
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA   94118-4503

Collection Statistics

  • 3,869 specimen records
  • 643 (17%) georeferenced
  • 3,850 (100%) with images (7,513 total images)
  • 3,660 (95%) identified to species
  • 48 families
  • 117 genera
  • 490 species
  • 506 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 17 May 2024
Global Unique Identifier: bf89bc9d-040e-48e5-938a-dc8ad51f5b40
Digital Metadata:EML File
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