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Brown University Herbarium (BRU)

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: 1 July 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Brown University
Collection Statistics
  • 14 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 6 (43%) with images (6 total images)
  • 14 (100%) identified to species
  • 6 families
  • 8 genera
  • 14 species
  • 14 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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