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PH

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

The herbarium of the Academy of Natural Sciences (PH) is the oldest institutional herbarium in the United States. It is a national resource for material from 1750-1850. The diatom herbarium (ANSP) is managed separately.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Curator: Tatyana Livshultz, tl534@drexel.edu
Collection Manager: Chelsea Smith, ans_ph_herbarium@drexel.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


BRIT

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Philecology Herbarium

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Tiana Rehman, trehman@brit.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Botanical Research Institute of Texas


BRY-V

Brigham Young University, S. L. Welsh Herbarium

Vascular Plants. Curator: Leigh Johnson; Collections Manager: Robert Johnson. The herbarium has completed databasing the non-seed vascular plants, gymnosperms, and most monocots (still working on the grasses). Dicots are an ongoing effort; they are only complete for select groups and recently cataloged material. Some records that are incomplete, duplicate sheets, or that otherwise need additional attention may not be uploaded for searching here. Only specimens collected in Africa are included in this dataset.

The herbarium at BYU is recognized by the Index Herbariorum acronym 'BRY'. 'V' indicates the vascular plant portion of BRY housed in the S.L. Welsh Herbarium. The S.L. Welsh herbarium also houses a smaller collection gifted to Brigham Young University from the Ogden Forest Service, which maintains its Index Herbariorum acronym 'OGDF'. BRY also encompasses the Herbarium of Non-Vascular Cryptogams (including lichenized fungi), which is administered independently with its own database, catalog numbers, and portal. The non-vascular cryptograms & lichens are curated by Steven Leavitt with emeritus curator Larry L. St.Clair.

Information made available here electronically, including specimen data and images, has been produced by support from Brigham Young University, NSF grant DBI–1203616, the Grand Canyon Trust, and a Utah-BLM Challenge Cost-Share agreement. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of our herbarium and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or other supporting agencies.

Please acknowledge the use of BRY/OGDF specimens in publications or products that have benefitted from the use of these data.


Contacts: Robert Johnson, robert_johnson@byu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 April 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Brigham Young University


BRU

Brown University Herbarium

The Brown University Herbarium was founded in 1869 when the University acquired the collections of the Providence Franklin Society and Stephen Thayer Olney. The collection includes around 100,000 plant specimens and is an important depository of Rhode Island and New England collections. It is also rich in western and southern North American plants and includes special sets of historically valuable specimens from 19th and early 20th century western US expeditions. Among other important collections, the herbarium also includes a full set of Charles Wright’s Cuban plants (1856-1867) and a unique and classic collection of Carex.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Rebecca Kartzinel, rebecca_kartzinel@brown.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Brown University


CM

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Herbarium

The Carnegie Museum herbarium (CM) has over 540,000 worldwide vascular plant specimens as well as the best representation in any herbarium of specimens from western Pennsylvania and the Upper Ohio Basin. CM holds the private herbarium of Hannibal and Tyrecca Davis containing 20,000 specimens with a concentration on Rubus (Rosaceae).

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Collections manager: Bonnie Isaac, IsaacB@CarnegieMNH.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


CAS-BOT-BC

CAS - California Academy of Sciences Vascular Plants

CAS, DS. Worldwide, nearly 1.9 million specimens (27% from California); more than 95% vascular seed plants; the remainder are ferns and a growing collection of bryophytes. Emphasis is on California, North America, Latin America (especially western and southern Mexico and the Galapagos) and Asia (especially China). Vascular plant families and genera that are particularly well represented include Acanthaceae, Brassicaceae, Carex, Eriogonum, Hydrophyllaceae, Lupinus, Asteraceae (particularly Madinae), Malvaceae, Melastomataceae, Onagraceae, Penstemon, Poaceae, Polemoniaceae and Quercus. The herbarium also contains the largest collection of ornamental plants in California.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Emily Magnaghi, emagnaghi@calacademy.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
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Digital Metadata: EML File


DAV

DAV - UC Davis Herbarium

University of California, Davis herbarium collections are worldwide, with emphasis on California, North America, and neotropics (especially Ecuador and Baja California); Quercus, Fagaceae, and Arctostaphylos, Ericaceae of New World; Euphorbiaceae; Poaceae; Clarkia (Onagraceae); Lycianthes and Lycopersicon (Solanaceae); Stephanomeria and tarweed genera (Asteraceae); Navarretia (Polemoniaceae); Allium (Alliaceae); Trifolium (Fabaceae);Prunus (Rosaceae); Central Valley of California vernal pool species; weedy and poisonous species of California and Mediterranean-climate regions; range plants of California; alpine flora of western North America. Size of collection: 320,000 specimens, 50% from California. This dataset contains only specimens collected in central Africa.

Collections Manager: Teri Barry, tcbarry@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-1091
Curator: Alison Colwell, aelcolwell@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-1091 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-3011-3933)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


F-Plants

Field Museum of Natural History - Seed Plants

Additional electronic access to F database is available at: http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/Query.php. Specialty: Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.

Collections Manager: Kimberly Hansen, khansen@fieldmuseum.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 October 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: http://fieldmuseum.org/about/copyright-information


F-In process

Field Museum of Natural History - Specimens being processed

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


F-Pteridophyte

Field Museum of Natural History Pteridophyte Collection

The pteridophyte collection ranks fourth in the nation in size and includes more than 106,000 specimens of ferns and fern allies, including 373 types. The collection is worldwide in scope but has a strong concentration in tropical America. The Ferns and Fern Allies of Guatemala and Pteridophyta of Peru were based primarily on our holdings. Central American and Mexican collections include the outstanding material of Standley, Steyermark, Molina and L. O. Williams (Guatemala), Matuda, Ringle and Purpus (Mexico), Molina, Williams, Shimek (Nicaragua), and Brenes and Austin Smith (Costa Rica). South American material includes specimens from J. F. Macbride, Mexia, Killip and Smith, and both Carlos and José Schunke (Peru), Cuatrecasas (Colombia), Steyermark and Llewelyn Williams (Venezuela), Acosta Solis (Ecuador), Buchtien and Steinbach (Bolivia), and Brade (Brazil). Although Old World specimens are not especially numerous, they include valuable collections of Blanchard (Africa), Boivin and Humblot (Réunion, Madagascar) and Zenker (Cameroon).

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 May 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File

Harvard University Herbaria

This dataset contains all digitized specimen records stewarded by the Harvard University Herbaria. The Harvard University Herbaria, with over 5 million specimens, is the world’s largest University Herbaria. Included in the Herbaria are what were once six separate herbarium collections: * Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum (A) * Economic Herbarium of Oakes Ames (ECON) * Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium (AMES) * Farlow Herbarium (FH) * Gray Herbarium (GH) * New England Botanical Club Herbarium (NEBC). DarwinCore data follows the AppleCore guidance https://code.google.com/p/applecore/.

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)


HNG

Herbier National de Guinée

Collection de données sur la biodiversité végétale de la Guinée destinée à mieux connaitre la flore du pays. Data collection on the vegetal biodiversity of Guinea, aiming to provide a better knowledge of the country's flora.

Directeur Général: Basile Camara, basilecamara@yahoo.fr
Directeur Général Adjoint: Sékou Magassouba, nationalherbierguine@yahoo.fr
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 May 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Herbier National de Guinée (HNG)


LBV-Botany

Herbier National du Gabon

Contacts: Nestor Obiang, Curator, engoneobiangnestor@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 September 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File


HNT

Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium

The Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium (HNT) was founded in the 1960’s by Myron Kimnach, director of the botanical gardens from 1962 to 1986. It is a depository of mostly exotic plant specimens used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is to serve as voucher documentation for research projects, and as resources for plant identification. With over 10,000 specimens, it is an archive of vascular plants from around the world, with particular emphasis on plants from Mexico, Central America and South America. Important collections include those of F. Boutin, J. P. Folsom, D. R. Hodel, D. de Laubenfels, M. Kimnach and R. Moran. Plant families well-represented include Arecaceae, Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and desert plants worldwide. In addition, the herbarium receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research.

Contacts: Tim Thibault, tthibault@huntington.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 May 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


iNaturalist-Research Grade

iNaturalist Plant Observation - Research Grade

iNaturalist research grade plant observations made within one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia

Records were filtered from the following GBIF data download

GBIF.org (20 September 2023) GBIF Occurrence Download https://doi.org/10.15468/dl.k4gyh4 

Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 September 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File


IND

Indiana University Herbarium, Deam Herbarium

The Department of Biology administers the Indiana University Herbarium (IND). Founded in 1885, the herbarium houses over 155,000 specimens of vascular plants, including the collections of Charles C. Deam on which the Flora of Indiana is based.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Director: Eric Knox, eknox@indiana.edu
Associate Curator Emeritus: Paul E. Rothrock, perothro@indiana.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Trustees of Indiana University


LSU-Vascular Plants

Louisiana State University, Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University, Vascular Plant Collection contains 310,000+ specimens. Several regional herbaria are integrated entirely or in part, including NO, LSUS, MCN, NLU, Eglin Air Force Base, and New Orleans Academy of Sciences. Only Tulane University Herbarium (NO) remains a distinct collection.  Geographic distribution of this dataset includes the following regions: (if they exist in this collection): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Jennifer S. Kluse, Collections Manager, jkluse@lsu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


MSC

Michigan State University

The MSU Herbarium was founded in 1863 with the donation of a large collection of plants from Michigan and the eastern U.S. Today, we remain focused on plant and fungal diversity from Michigan, but the collection is also rich in plants from Mexico and southeast Asia, and lichens from the Caribbean and the subantarctic region. With over half a million specimens, the MSU Herbarium is among the 50 largest herbaria in the United States, whereas the lichen collection, with 120,000 accessioned collections, is among the 10 largest in North America and, because of its geographical scope, of international importance.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: L. Alan Prather, alan@msu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


MO-Seed Plants

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium is one of the world’s outstanding research resources for specimens and information on bryophytes and vascular plants. The collection is limited to these two major groups of plants. As of 31 December 2020 the herbarium collection had 6.93 million mounted specimens (6.33 million vascular plants and 598,000 bryophytes).

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MO-Pteridophytes

Missouri Botanical Garden Ferns

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium is one of the world’s outstanding research resources for specimens and information on bryophytes and vascular plants. The collection is limited to these two major groups of plants. MO has 7,071,017 total accessioned specimens: 6,453,223 vascular plants and 617,794 bryophytes.

Contacts: Jordan Teisher, jteisher@mobot.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 October 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Missouri Botanical Garden


NMNH-Plantae

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - Botany

Contacts: Thomas Orrell, orrellt@si.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 October 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File


UT-Botany

Natural History Museum of Utah, Garrett Herbarium

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Allison Izaksonas, aizaksonas@nhmu.utah.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Natural History Museum of Utah


NY-Vascular Plants

New York Botanical Garden, Lynda Steere Herbarium

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. Specialty Taxonomic Coverage: Algae, bryophytes, fungi, pteridophytes and angiosperms Geography: Worldwide with greatest strength in tropical America and North America
Interim Director: Nicole Tarnowsky, ntarnowsky@nybg.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 May 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)


KSP

Pittsburg State University, Theodore M. Sperry Herbarium

The 48,600 specimens document the distribution and natural variation of vascular plants and bryophytes, primarily from Kansas, adjacent states, and North America. Ca. 3,000 specimens are backlogged, mostly from North America but also ca. 500 from Madagascar and many hundreds of bryophytes. Many specimens are unicates. Important additional holdings from abroad include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peru, Myrtaceae (mostly Madagascar and New Caledonia), Poaceae (worldwide), and 26 isotypes. Ca. 6300 bryophytes are data based on the Consortium of North American Bryophytes website (https://bryophyteportal.org) or this website (ca. 1650). Ca. 19,000 specimens include phenological data. Over fifteen percent of the collections are vouchers for published research. Significant collections include H.S. MacKee from New Caledonia, H. Tuomisto from Peru, and Sidney McDaniel (Peruvian bryophytes). Ornamental (non-native) occurrences mostly are not data based. Student and volunteer curatorial assistance, as well as generous financial support from the National Science Foundation (CSBR 1756276), is gratefully acknowledged.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Neil Snow, nsnow@pittstate.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


KEW

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Herbarium Specimens

The Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew houses approximately seven million plant specimens, collected from all around the world. Specimens are either pressed and dried or preserved in spirit. Kew is committed to making this important collection more accessible to botanists and others, wherever they may be, for use in their own projects: particularly in biodiversity, conservation, sustainable development and systematics. To this end Kew is building an electronic Herbarium Catalogue containing images of the specimens and information taken from their collection labels. Specimens represented in Kew’s digital collections have been collected over a period spanning three centuries, with examples dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. These include over 300,000 putative type and historically important specimens collected by plant hunters, explorers and scientists of great renown including Charles Darwin, Joseph Dalton Hooker and Nathaniel Wallich, to name just a few.

GBIF.org (10 October 2022) GBIF Occurrence Download  https://doi.org/10.15468/dl.kqdtt3

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 May 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File


RSA-VascularPlants

RSA - California Botanic Garden Herbarium

The combined Herbarium of California Botanic Garden (RSA) and Pomona College (POM) is a museum-quality collection of vascular plant and bryophyte specimens. With current holdings totaling over 1,250,000 specimens, the Herbarium is the third largest in California. The Herbarium is recognized throughout the world for its strength in documenting the diversity, distribution, variation, and ecology of more than 6,500 species of flowering plants, conifers, and ferns in California, which constitutes nearly 50% of the total collection. The holdings from Southern California exceed 250,000 and are unsurpassed by any other herbarium. Approximately 95% of the collection is composed of mounted sheets and filed according to a standardized system of classification. Ancillary collections that augment the collection include a cone & fruit collection, wood collection, fluid preserved collection, and pollen and anatomy slide collection. This dataset contains only specimens collected in central Africa.

Contacts: Mare Nazaire, Administrative Curator, mnazaire@calbg.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


SDSU-SDC

South Dakota State University, C. A. Taylor Herbarium

The SDSU Herbarium dates back to 1881 and the foundation of South Dakota College. The herbarium was designated the C. A. Taylor Herbarium in 1994 to honor Charles Arthur Taylor, Jr. who dedicated 40 years of his life to its maintenance and growth. A significant part of the herbarium is the many collections "Charlie" Taylor brought with him from the Ithaca, NY area and elsewhere. The herbarium at SDSU has grown to >60,000 accessions due largely to more recent floristic studies focused on such areas as the Black Hills National Forest, the Fort Pierre and Grand River National Grasslands, and wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region. We are in the early stages of specimen digitization, with >15,000 databased (none imaged) thus far.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Dr. Maribeth Latvis, maribeth.latvis@sdstate.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: South Dakota State University


TAES

Texas A&M University, S.M. Tracy Herbarium

The Tracy Herbarium is the third largest herbarium in Texas and includes specimens from every continent with a significant emphasis in Texas, the southern United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. TAES maintains one of the largest collections of grasses in the southern US and has ample representation from most vascular plant families.  In addition, the herbarium contains substantial collections of non-vascular plants, and the largest collection of fungi in the state. The collection currently houses nearly 360,000 specimens and adds approximately 2500-3000 new accessions per year.  The type collection at TAES consists of 199 specimens, of which 130 are Poaceae, 19 Asteraceae, 17 Cyperaceae, and an additional 15 holotypes.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Daniel Spalink, dspalink@tamu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCJEPS-VASC

UCJEPS - University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley

Established in 1895 around a core of preserved plant specimens that were collected by William Brewer on the California Geological Survey of 1860 to 1864, the University Herbarium (UC) includes 2,200,000 specimens from land plants, algae, lichens, and fungi.

Established in 1950 by a bequest from Willis Linn Jepson, the Jepson Herbarium (JEPS) includes over 100,000 vascular plant specimens from California.

UC/JEPS will be publishing a Darwin Core dataset through the Berkeley Natural History Museums IPT in the near future.  When that is setup a link to that dataset will be provided here and be linked to the CCH account in GBIF.  When CAP-TCN is over, the data displayed in CCH2 will be uploaded directly through the Museum IPT.

Data Manager: Jason Alexander, jason_alexander@berkeley.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 May 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


ARIZ

University of Arizona Herbarium

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: ARIZ Herbarium, herbarium@ag.arizona.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


FLAS

University of Florida Herbarium

The University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) contains ca. 500,000 specimens. The earliest specimens date to the early 1800s. The geographic coverage of this dataset is central Africa. The FLAS acronym is the Index Herbariorum abbreviation, derived from its early association with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. The herbarium was established in 1891 by Peter H. Rolfs of Florida Agricultural College in Lake City, and later moved to the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1906. The vascular plant collection (ca. 320,000 specimens) includes significant holdings of J.R. Abbott, A.W. Chapman, A.H. Curtiss, A. Cuthbert, R.L. Dressler, A.P. Garber, A.K. Gholson, S.C. Hood, H.H. Hume, W.S. Judd, W.A. Murrill, P.H. Rolfs, F. Rugel, J.K. Small, E.P. St. John, R.P. St. John, D.B. Ward, E. West, and W.M. Whitten. The bryophyte collection (ca. 70,000 specimens) and lichen collection (ca. 16,000 specimens) include many from W.W. Calkins, D.G. Griffin III, W.S. Judd, J.B. McFarlin, S. Rapp, R. Rosentreter, and J.K. Small. The wood collection (ca. 16,000 specimens) includes many tropical woods. The algal collection includes ca. 3,500 specimens, mainly from Florida. The Fungal Herbarium contains ca. 55,000 specimens (non-lichenized fungi and slime molds), including many of W.A. Murrill and zygomycetes of R.K. Benjamin and G. Benny. The digitization effort has been supported by the Florida Museum of Natural History, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture (Hatch Project FLAS-HRB-04170), UF Libraries Digital Library Center, Florida Center for Library Automation, Florida Museum Associates, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This digital dataset serves the vascular plant collection, of which ca. 2/3 are digitized, including ca. 500 type specimens (holo-, lecto-, iso-, neo-, syn-, or epi-types).

Contacts: Alan Franck, francka@ufl.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Florida


GA

University of Georgia Herbarium

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Steven Hughes, sthughes@uga.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


MIN

University of Minnesota Herbarium

The Bell Museum was established in 1872 by the state legislature. The Herbarium started in 1889 with the purchase of John Sandberg's private collection (6000 specimens). The representation of Minnesota's flora is unparalleled and the assemblage of historic flora of the Upper Midwest is among the best in the U.S. Additionally there are excellent collections of circumboreal and arctic material and historical collections of H. Rusby and R. Squires (1895-1896, Orinoco River delta), J.W. Congdon (1894-1903, California, especially the Yosemite region); South Pacific collections of J. Tilden, A.A. Heller, and J.W. Moore; and more recent Papua New Guinea flora (G. Weiblen and students). Currently the Herbarium contains approximately 940,000 botanical and mycological specimens combined. Only the vascular plant records are being posted to this site at this time.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Timothy J. S. Whitfeld, whitf015@umn.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


NCU-Vascular Plants

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium: Vascular Plants

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Herbarium Curatrix: Carol Ann McCormick, mccormick@unc.edu, +1-919-962-6931
Herbarium Director: Alan Weakley, weakley@unc.edu, +1-919-962-0522
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCHT

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection):

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Herbarium Curator: Joey Shaw, joey-shaw@utc.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


TEX

University of Texas at Austin Herbarium

The University of Texas Herbarium (TEX) is part of the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center, which houses the combined herbaria of TEX and the Lundell Herbarium (LL). The combined PRC collections include over one million specimens from all parts of the world and represent the 13th largest herbarium in the United States. The two herbaria (TEX and LL) are completely integrated and interfiled, although each sheet is marked as to its herbarium and should be cited as such. The University of Texas Herbarium itself, with close to 700,000 specimens, dates to about 1890 and is especially strong in Texas and Mexican specimens. The research interests of faculty, staff, and graduate students have led to very strong representation of Asteraceae, Fabaceae, and Rhamnaceae, among other families, as well as the Chihuahuan Desert region (Mexico and the U.S.) and the mountains and plains of northeastern Mexico. All new specimens received into the Plant Resources Center are now accessioned into TEX.

Contacts: George Yatskievych, george.yatskievych@austin.utexas.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File


VT

University of Vermont, Pringle Herbarium

The Pringle Herbarium (VT) serves systematic and floristics research both regionally and globally, with a geographic focus on Vermont and the New World tropics. Established in 1902, the collection holds over 350,000 sheets of mounted plants and fungi. It is the third largest herbarium in New England. Other digitization projects cover type specimens, North American bryophytes and lichens, macroalgae and macrofungi. These images and data are available through various other portals. The herbarium does not maintain its own online database.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: David S. Barrington, dbarring@uvm.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Vermont


YU

Yale University Herbarium, Yale Peabody Museum

Founded in 1864 by Daniel Cady Eaton from his personal library and plant collection, the Yale Herbarium is an internationally recognized repository with holdings of approximately 350,000 specimens from throughout the world. There are an estimated 5,000 type specimens. The collection is particularly rich in ferns, bryophytes and grasses, as well as in historically important materials from the early botanical collectors. In addition, it was the herbarium of record for the flora of southern New England from 1864 until 1955, when that function passed to the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

This dataset contains only specimens collected in the following regions (if they exist in this collection): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Contacts: Patrick W. Sweeney, patrick.sweeney@yale.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 April 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: Open Access, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/; see Yale Peabody policies at: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/8931zqj