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Brigham Young University, S. L. Welsh Herbarium (BRY-V)

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,
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
Collection Statistics
  • 97 specimen records
  • 53 (55%) georeferenced
  • 95 (98%) with images (95 total images)
  • 58 (60%) identified to species
  • 43 families
  • 70 genera
  • 48 species
  • 50 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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