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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Herbarium (CM)

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,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 4,855 specimen records
  • 3,152 (65%) georeferenced
  • 4,666 (96%) with images (4,666 total images)
  • 4,276 (88%) identified to species
  • 216 families
  • 1,127 genera
  • 2,335 species
  • 2,587 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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