Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria Natural History Collections and Observation Projects


PH

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

PH (the official, internationally recognized abbreviation for the herbarium at the Academy of Natural Sciences) is the oldest institutional herbarium in U.S. It is a national resource for material from 1750-1850, with some dating from as early as 1689.
Contact: Alina Freire-Fierro, Collection Manager (freirefierro@ansp.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 July 2012
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-Bryophytes

Arizona State University

Contact: Frank Bungartz (frank.bungartz@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0858bf5a-ea30-42a2-afcd-1e5b54307932
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MIN

Bell Museum of Natural History, the University of Minnesota

Plant specimens number over 600,000 samples of vegetative parts, cones, fruit, and seeds. The representation of Minnesota's flora is unparalleled, with over 160,000 specimens collected throughout Minnesota's history by Etlar Nielson, Olga Lakela, John W. Moore, Welby Smith, and many others. The record of historic flora of the Upper Midwest (including the Dakotas, Wisconsin, and southwestern Ontario) is among the best in the U.S.
Contact: Anita Cholewa (chole001@umn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 April 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


SRP

Boise State University Lichen Herbarium

The Snake River Plains (SRP) herbarium at Boise State University is a museum of plant, fungal, and lichen specimens to be used for basic and applied research by the Boise State University faculty, state and federal land managers working in southwest Idaho, and citizen scientists with legitimate botanical questions. Currently through the use of loans the collection is also accessible to the botanical community at large. With digitization of the collection the materials will be accessible without direct handling to the global botanical and ecological research community.
Contact: Roger Rosentreter (roger.rosentreter0@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


BRIT

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Over one million plant specimens are housed in the BRIT Herbarium (the combined BRIT-SMU and VDB collections), making this the largest independent herbarium in the southeastern US. The herbarium has strengths in the plants of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, the Gulf Coast, and the southeastern United States. However, these collections are worldwide in scope, and most of the Earth’s plant families are represented here. Two of our current research projects, one in Peru and one in Papua New Guinea, have greatly expanded the scope of our collection of tropical specimens.
Contact: Tiana Rehman, Herbarium Collections Manager (trehman@brit.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


BRY

Brigham Young University

Contact: Larry St. Clair (Larry_StClair@byu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 31 August 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


BUT

Butler University, Friesner Herbarium

The Friesner Herbarium digital collection project is a multiyear effort to link label information from our Indiana specimens with images in a searchable electronic format. Our goal is to increase access to, awareness of and use by all Indiana citizens of the valuable historical botanical information contained with the Friesner Herbarium.
Contact: Rebecca Dolan, Director (rdolan@butler.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 23324cf3-da44-43f4-8e9f-d17a6aa0c4e0
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CAS

California Academy of Sciences

The herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the largest collection of vascular plants in the western U.S. It is the sixth largest collection in the United States. 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.
Contact: Debra Trock, Collections Manager, Herbarium (dtrock@calacademy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


CMN-CANM

Canadian Museum of Nature

The herbarium was founded in 1882 and contains ~588,000 specimens of north temperate vascular plants, especialy from Canada. Important collectors and collections include T.M.C. Taylor; G. Lawson; R. Bell; N.V. Polunin; R.C. Hosie; A.E. Porsild; J.H. Soper; G.M. Dawson; J. Macoun; W.K.W. Baldwin; H.J. Scoggan; J.M. Gillett; J. Bell; J.M. Macoun; W. Spreadborough; G.W. Argus; M.L. Fernald; A.P. Low; and M.O. Malte.

This herbarium incorporated specimens from part of the LCU (about 10,000 Canadian and arctic specimens), the Geological Survey of Canada, PFES in 2994, and OTF in 1994.
Contact: Jennifer Doubt, Chief Collection Manager (jdoubt@mus-nature.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 January 2018
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CLM-Bryophytes

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Museum’s regional herbarium, coupled with its strong rare plant and natural area inventory program, has produced a vital conservation data resource. The herbarium houses more than 75,000 plant specimens (4034 mosses, 389 liverworts). Although it contains specimens from nearly every state in the U.S. and many from around the world, the main focus of research is northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania flora.
Contact: Diane Lucas (rover393@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 May 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


MCTC

Cryptogamic Herbarium, Michigan Technological University

Specialty: Michigan, especially Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale; bryophytes.
Contact: Travis Wakeham (twakeham@mtu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 69aa3b5a-3fa0-46fb-8f17-2aa992470954
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Digital Metadata: EML File


DUKE

Duke University Herbarium

The L. E. Anderson Bryophyte Herbarium includes approximately 230,000 specimens, of which some 160,000 are mosses. With about 50,000 moss collections from the southeastern United States, the DUKE collection is one of, if not the most important, resource for documenting the southeastern moss flora. Important collections of bryophytes include those of L.E. Anderson, H.L. Blomquist, M. Crosby, A.J. Grout, B.D. Mishler, W.B. Schofield, R. Schuster, A.J. Shaw, 48 bryophyte exsiccatae collections, and over 900 bryophyte type specimens.
Contact: Jonathan Shaw, Curator of Bryophytes (shaw@duke.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 November 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


ACAD

E. C. Smith Herbarium, Acadia University

The Acadia Herbarium began as an initial gift to Dr. H.G. Perry of a small collection made by G.U. Hay of St. John, New Brunswick. Included in this collection were a few plants collected by J. Fowler of New Brunswick before he went to Queen's University. These first specimens were collected between 1868 and 1880. Some of the plants were cultivated and some were from the United States. Subsequently, in these early years, the additions were made chiefly through the work of Dr. H.G. Perry and his students. No records were available until the collection numbered some 6,000 sheets. Included in the 6,000, however, are a number of sheets from the Gray Herbarium Expeditions to Nova Scotia in 1920 and 1921.
Contact: Ruth Newell, Curator (ruth.newell@acadiau.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 May 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


EVE

Evergreen Natural History Museum

Contact: Lalita Calabria, Ph.D. (lalita.calabria@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 January 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File


FTG

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Herbarium

Fairchild is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. We are one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Contact: Dr. Brett Jestrow, Curator of the Herbarium. (bjestrow@fairchildgarden.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


Harvard University-FH

Farlow Herbarium

The Farlow Herbarium houses nearly 1,400,000 specimens of lichenized and non-lichenized fungi, bryophytes, and algae. The collections are world-wide in scope; particular strengths are in bound, indexed exsiccatae, bryophytes and fungi from Asia, entomogenous fungi, Antarctic lichens, and special "authors" herbaria which contain many type specimens.
Contact: Paul Morris (mole@morris.net)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 November 2012
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: © 2012 - 2014 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Access Rights: http://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/addenda.html


F

Field Museum of Natural History

The bryophyte collection at The Field Museum is a major resource for bryophyte systematics, particularly for Central and South American, temperate Australasian, North American and European taxa. The collection consists of more than 200,000 specimens, including 127,614 moss and 51,508 hepatic specimens with a total of 2,284 types. Additional electronic access to F database is available at: http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/Query.php

Contact: Matt Von Konrat (mvonkonrat@fieldmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 October 2016
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Copyright © 2012 The Field Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: http://fieldmuseum.org/about/copyright-information


CNABH

General Observation and Personal Collections

Personal research data managed directly within data portal. This data node allows researchers to enter, manage, and print labels for their field data before specimens are deposited within a public collection. The records are considered 'observations' until the specimens are formally accessioned and a physical specimen available to researchers within a public institution.
Contact: CNABH Administrator (CNABHadmin@asu.edu)
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 805ac87c-72fa-4449-abf7-9bb0a6cc2bf7
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UConn-CONN

George Safford Torrey Herbarium

The George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN) supports botanical research in all disciplines including systematics, taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology, ethnobotany, palaeobotany, evolution and education. The herbarium combines significant palaeobotanical, bryological, lichenological, mycological, phycological and vascular plants totaling over 200,000 specimens, all housed in a state-of-the-art facility. An active collecting program adopted by both past and current faculty, staff and students in the University of Connecticut's Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) has enriched the collections at CONN with a wealth of specimens from many world regions, which serve as a critical foundation for diverse scientific research activities. Notably, our specimen resources represent one of the most important research collections of native New England plants and include an excellent representation of the region's imperiled and invasive species. The CONN Herbarium, in conjunction with EEB, promotes the use of its collections as educational resources in plant biology.
Contact: Dr. Sarah Taylor (sarah.taylor@uconn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4b6e6674-b6cc-422d-8142-e18714a7c192
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Digital Metadata: EML File


SNM

Gila Center for Natural History (WNMU) Herbarium

Dale A. Zimmerman Herbarium managed by the Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences
Contact: William R. Norris (norrisw@wnmu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9360db15-36e5-4403-b74d-d3075121ff79
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Digital Metadata: EML File


SFSU

Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University

The Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University maintains over 113,ooo specimens. Its primary research focus is mycological. Most of the early collections were made by Harry Thiers and his students, and later by Dennis Desjardin and his students. Specialties include fleshy fungi of North America, Hawai'i, Indonesia, and southeast Asia; California lichens, bryophytes, and flowering plants, with an exceptionally large collection of Arctostaphylos.
Contact: Dennis Desjardin, Director (ded@sfsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


ILLS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Since 1858, the Illinois Natural History Survey has been the guardian and recorder of the biological resources of Illinois.
Contact: Andrew Miller, Ph.D., Mycologist and Director (amiller7@illinois.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 August 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


IND

Indiana University Herbarium

The Department of Biology administers the Indiana University Herbarium (IND). Founded in 1885, the herbarium houses about 150,000 specimens of vascular plants, including the collections of Charles C. Deam on which the Flora of Indiana is based.
Contact: Eric Knox, Director/Curator (eknox@indiana.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


USU-UTC

Intermountain Herbarium (Utah State University)

The bryophyte collection of the Intermountain Herbarium consists largely of duplicates from Seville Flowers, William A. Weber, and Leila M. Shultz. It has started to grow, albeit slowly, mostly with additions from northern Utah.
Contact: Mary E. Barkworth (mary.barkworth@usu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1e4a146a-9215-4102-95c0-a8d4abb5d9f5
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Digital Metadata: EML File


ISC

Iowa State University, Ada Hayden Herbarium

The Ada Hayden Herbarium’s bryophyte collection combines the “traditional” ISC holdings and those from the University of Iowa (formerly IA). The University of Iowa Herbarium was transferred to ISC in 2004. This collection contains significant numbers of specimens collected by bryologists and botanists associated with both universities: Elizabeth (Betty) Blagg, James T. Colbert, Henry S. Conard, Donald R. Farrar, Ada Hayden, Diana G. Horton, Robert L. Hulbary, Bohumil Shimek and others. Conard’s “Moss Clinics” added specimens from many additional bryologists worldwide. The bryophyte collection contains an estimated 45,000 specimens.
Contact: Deborah Lewis, Curator (dlewis@iastate.edu.)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4eb3880f-1eaf-4a7d-a454-7d41c5b5dc71
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Iowa State University


KE

Kent State University Herbarium

The Tom S. & Miwako K. Cooperrider Herbarium at Kent State University was founded in 1921 and houses approximately 81,000 specimens, of which over 14,000 are bryophytes. The collection is primarily focused on the flora of northeastern Ohio.
Contact: Dylan Stover (dstover@kent.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 November 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


QFA

Louis-Marie Herbarium, Université Laval

The Louis-Marie Herbarium contains a high quality collection of plants that is adapted to the needs of researchers in the fields of systematics, biogeography, genetics, and molecular ecology. The herbarium places an emphasis on Canada’s arctic-alpine, subarctic, and boreal species. The herbarium is making its collection available to both researchers and students with the creation of an interactive electronic database HERCUL (Herbier catalogué de l'Université Laval). Currently 31% of the herbarium collection (770 000 specimens) are catalogued in the HERCUL database.
Contact: Serge Payette, Curator (serge.payette@herbier.ulaval.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 July 2015
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Digital Metadata: EML File


LCDI

Luther College

The LCDI herbarium is a small collection used primarily for teaching and undergraduate research. Is is particularly strong in the flora of northeastern Iowa.
Contact: Beth Lynch (lynchbet@luther.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5d80d47c-ae13-4980-924a-624a8c5bfef8
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Luther College


VPI

Massey Herbarium (Virginia Tech)

The small bryophyte collection at Virginia Tech consists of about 900 specimens most of which were collected in Virginia (78%). New accessions are growing the collection slowly. Many specimens from southwestern Virginia were collected by Douglas W. Ogle and identified by David Breil, dec’d, formerly at Longwood University. These specimens were formerly at Virginia Highlands Community College, transferred to VPI in 2003. Proportionally, Sphagnum makes up a large portion of the collection, many having been determined by Lewis Anderson, and specimens come from across Virginia. Physiographically, the mountain region is best represented. VPI welcomes assistance with identification of additional unaccessioned specimens.
Contact: Dr. Jordan Metzgar, Curator (metzgar@vt.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 August 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWFP

Michael I. Cousens Herbarium, University of West Florida

The Michael I. Cousens Herbarium of the University of West Florida (UWF) was established 30 October 1974 as the Herbarium of the University of West Florida documenting the Flora of the Florida panhandle and neighboring states. Currently its holdings include approximately 22,000 vascular plant specimens of 3500 species and smaller collections of bryophytes and macroalgae.
Contact: Tanya Streeter, Office Administrator (tstreete@uwf.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
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.
Contact: L. Alan Prather (alan@msu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 June 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File


MO

Missouri Botanical Garden

Contact: Bruce Allen, Curator of Bryophytes (bruce.allen@mobot.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 August 2018
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MDKY

Morehead State University

Contact: Allen Risk, Director (a.risk@moreheadstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


MOR

Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees. Its 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world.
Contact: General Information and Visitor Services (trees@mortonarb.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5c24e98a-64f2-405f-8bbe-225df93f99db
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MNA-Bryophytes

Museum of Northern Arizona Herbarium

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is a private, non-profit, member-based institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona at the base of the beautiful San Francisco Peaks. The Museum was founded in 1928 by Harold S. Colton and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton and was originally established to protect and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of northern Arizona through research, collections, conservation and education. MNA's mission to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage. Located in the Easton Collection Center on MNA’s Research Campus, the McDougall Herbarium focuses on plant, fungi, and lichen collections from the Colorado Plateau. It contains examples of most of the flora of northern Arizona and is particularly strong in plants of the Grand Canyon region.
Contact: Kirstin Olmon Phillips (KPhillips@musnaz.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3739a9ec-615d-44e1-b44f-0c3c31689449
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UNM-Bryophytes

Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico

The Museum of Southwestern Biology houses New Mexico’s largest herbarium. An herbarium is a collection of preserved plants stored, catalogued, and arranged for study by professionals and amateurs from many walks of life. Our focus is mainly to document and preserve a record of the flora of the state. We have 130,000 specimens; most are from New Mexico and the southwestern U.S. Our primary international holdings are from Mexico. As the fifth largest state we are relatively unexplored and species new to science are still being discovered, documented, and described. Our specimens represent over 7700 species and serve as a reference for what’s been documented within our region.
Additional UNM Collections:
Lichen Collection within the CNALH Portal
Mycological Collection within the MycoPortal
Vascular Plant Collection within SEINet
Contact: Phil Tonne (ptonne@unm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 62fc6014-2dc5-45a9-b36d-c496224654c2
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Digital Metadata: EML File


Harvard University-NEBC

New England Botanical Club

The Farlow Herbarium houses nearly 1,400,000 specimens of lichenized and non-lichenized fungi, bryophytes, and algae. The collections are world-wide in scope; particular strengths are in bound, indexed exsiccatae, bryophytes and fungi from Asia, entomogenous fungi, Antarctic lichens, and special "authors" herbaria which contain many type specimens.
Contact: Paul Morris (mole@morris.net)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: © 2012 - 2014 New England Botanical Club
Access Rights: http://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/addenda.html


NY

New York Botanical Garden

The Steere Bryophyte Herbarium holds perhaps the most important collection of bryophytes in the world in terms of the number of specimens, and the geographical and taxonomic depth and breadth. The herbarium contains approximately 640,000 specimens (520,000 mosses and 120,000 hepatics and hornworts). Of this total, approximately 24,500 (4%) are type specimens. This is the largest bryophyte herbarium in the Western Hemisphere and is among the five largest worldwide. The collection continues to grow actively today through staff collections and exchange. The emphasis is on collections from the Western Hemisphere, but virtually all areas of the world are represented.
Contact: Thiers, Barbara (bthiers@nybg.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 January 2018
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NYS

New York State Museum

The Museum’s Biological Collections include two and a half million specimens collected over more than two centuries of research. They record the rich diversity, complex biogeography, and change over time in New York’s populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, insects, vascular plants, fungi, mosses, and other living things. Outstand\ing 19th century collections include some of the oldest North American plant specimens and thousands of type specimens gathered and described by pioneering naturalists such as mycologist Charles Horton Peck and entomologist Asa Fitch. The Natural History Illustration Collection comprises tens of thousands of drawings, paintings, and sculptures that illuminate the scientific characteristics and innate beauty of New York’s living natural world.
Contact: Lorinda Leonardi, Collection Manager (Lorinda.Leonardi@nysed.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: New York State Museum


NMCR

NMSU Center for Natural History Collections Range Science

Contact: Amy Ganguli (ganguli@ad.nmsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 February 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


NDA

North Dakota State University Herbarium

Specialty: All groups, except fungi and algae, of North Dakota; worldwide, emphasis on northern Great Plains.
Contact: Edward DeKeyser, Director and Curator (edward.dekeyser@ndsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


OS

Ohio State University Herbarium

The Ohio State University Herbarium (OS) is a major collection of plant and fungal specimens and is a unit of the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. We are part of OSU's Museum of Biological Diversity. Since its founding in 1891, the collection has grown to approximately half a million specimens and has worldwide coverage, with strengths in flora of the northeastern United States (especially Ohio) and in temperate South America. The Herbarium supports research and teaching at OSU and receives frequent use by researchers from other academic institutions, as well as by staff from governmental agencies such as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Contact: John V. Freudenstein, Director (freudenstein.1@osu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5ba6eb8c-8332-4d91-ae02-d7fdb4b208fa
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Digital Metadata: EML File


OSC

Oregon State University Herbarium

The Oregon State University Herbarium houses approximately 405,000 vascular plant, bryophyte, algal, and fungal specimens. The collections are worldwide in scope, with a focus on the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Contact: Aaron Liston, Director (listona@science.oregonstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 5 December 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File


WWB

Pacific Northwest Herbarium, Western Washington University

The mission of the Pacific Northwest Herbarium (WWB) at Western Washington University is to archive and make accessible correctly identified botanical specimens, with an emphasis on those inhabiting the Pacific Northwest. Because a large part of our aim is to share this repository of botanical information, we have an open door policy with scientists, students, and the greater community. As such, the herbarium is an excellent resource for anyone interested in botany and mycology of the Pacific Northwest. Our entire vascular plant collection is now available online through the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria.
Contact: Eric DeChaine, Curator (eric.dechaine@wwu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


LEDLIE

Patricia Ledlie Herbarium

Contact: Pat Ledlie (ledlie@ledlie.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 May 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File


KSP

Pittsburg State University

Contact: Neil Snow, Director (nsnow@pittstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: df27da08-7255-4b3f-8902-2e75792cf061
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Digital Metadata: EML File


OBI

Robert F. Hoover Herbarium, Cal Poly State University

The Hoover Herbarium houses 85,000+ specimens of vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The geographic focus is San Luis Obispo County, California. The collection also includes many specimens from other areas of California, other states of the US, particularly Arizona, and some from other regions of the world, especially Mexico. Emphasis areas in the collection include Asteraceae, Lupinus, and cultivated Eucalyptus. Major collections include Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977). The collection is used extensively in undergraduate teaching and training. Important Collections: Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977)
Contact: Jenn Yost, Director and Assistant Professor o (jyost@calpoly.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 32bed155-4928-4bfe-9aee-fe6f7ec7c47b
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UWSP

Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Dr. Robert Freckmann, Professor Emeritus of Biology, taught vascular plant taxonomy and agrostology at UW-Stevens Point for 32 years. Starting with one cabinet of about 1,000 plant specimens in 1969, he (and Dr. Frank W. Bowers) built this herbarium into the 3rd largest in Wisconsin, with over 200,000 specimens. It was named in his honor upon his retirement.
Contact: Dr. Virginia Freire (vfreire@uwsp.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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CHRB

Rutgers University, Chrysler Herbarium

The Chrysler Herbarium is the last internationally recognized herbarium still in existence in the state of New Jersey. Approximately 120,000 plant, algal, moss and lichen specimens are arranged and catalogued systematically. The collection is world-wide in scope, with an emphasis on New Jersey.
Contact: Lena Struwe.- Director (struwe@aesop.rutgers.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f64af3d5-5f8d-4127-ab89-d019d4b14d6d
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rutgers University


LSU-Bryophytes

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University, Bryophyte Collection: ca. 10,000 specimens, particularly from Louisiana, California, throughout North America, Peru, and worldwide through exchange and collections by Shirley C. Tucker. Includes Tulane University (NO) bryophtyes.
Contact: Jennifer S. Kluse, Collections Manager (jkluse@lsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: fce06a6b-7beb-4cd4-a8fa-f1a0f271ad1f
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SQB

Société Québécoise de Bryologie

BRYOQUEL, la base de données des bryophytes du Québec‐Labrador, est un projet de la Société québécoise de bryologie. Il a pour objectif principal de rendre publique l’information documentant la présence, la répartition, la taxonomie, les références bibliographiques et le statut des bryophytes répertoriées sur le territoire du Québec‐Labrador.
Contact: Jean Faubert (info@societequebecoisedebryologie.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 February 2015
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SIU

Southern Illinois University Herbarium

The SIU herbarium originated in 1878 and currently contains over 250,000 specimens. It is located in room 424 in the Life Science 2 building on the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University. Although collections are worldwide (esp. Australia), the majority are from the United States and Illinois, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri.
Contact: Dr. Nancy Garwood, Curator (ngarwood@plant.siu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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BING

State University of New York - Binghamton

Specialty: Sphagnum, especially of New York; Pacific Northwest; Alaska; New Zealand.
Date Founded: 1956.
Contact: Richard Andrus, Director (randrus@binghamton.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6fffd3a8-860d-4851-962f-db6e53556b7f
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CHSC

The Chico State Herbarium

Located in Holt Hall room 129, the Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the northern California flora, and includes a great number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species. Established with specimens donated by the late Professor Vesta Holt in the 1950's, the herbarium now contains more than 105,000 dried and mounted plant specimens. The majority of samples are flowering plants, conifers, and ferns, but bryophytes, lichens, and especially slime molds, are also well represented. The herbarium is used extensively for identification of sensitive and other plant species by various agencies and individuals. Loans of herbarium specimens are made to any higher academic institutions who request them.
Contact: Lawrence Janeway, Curator (LJaneway@csuchico.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


AUA

The Freeman Herbarium at Auburn University

The Freeman Herbarium (AUA) contains over 80,000 specimens of vascular and non-vascular plants including, about 1800 bryophytes, over 2000 lichens, and about 3000 specimens of fungi.
Contact: Curtis Hansen, Collections Manager (hansecj@auburn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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ARIZ

The University of Arizona Herbarium

With over 400,000 specimens, ARIZ is the world's largest collection of plants from Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.
Contact: George Ferguson - Collections Manager (herbarium@ag.arizona.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


BALT

Towson University Biodiversity Center

The herbarium (BALT) was formally organized in 1967 under the directorship of Dr. Mary Castelli. Two years following its establishment, Dr. Donald Windler joined the faculty and became the curator of the collection. Following the retirement of Dr. Windler (in 2003), Dr. Roberts assumed the directorship of the collections. During Dr. Windler’s tenure, the collection grew extensively. The core collection is built around a donation of specimens from the Maryland Natural History Society. The donation includes specimens from as early as 1864 and represents historic records of species distribution in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region.
Contact: David Hearn, Curator of Botany (dhearn@towson.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b2687b33-a5f6-44f9-9271-2b90f39b6bc6
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TROY

Troy University Herbarium

The Troy University Herbarium (TROY) contains over 40,000 specimens of primarily vascular plants with a moderate collection of bryophytes and lichens. The herbarium includes plants from throughout the Southeastern United States, although those from south Alabama form the majority of the collection. The herbarium has an active role in education, research, and public service. Herbarium staff and graduate students assist in plant identifications and provide botanical information upon request. The herbarium is open to any visitor, professional or amateur, with a legitimate reason for consulting the collection. Although the herbarium is available for use most weekdays, calling in advance of visits is recommended. In addition to the collection of plant specimens, the herbarium houses a small library, emphasizing floras, systematic monographs, and nomenclatural references.
Contact: Alvin Diamond (adiamond@troy.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4828e114-2749-498a-b344-eb5a7754b4f5
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US

United States National Herbarium - Smithsonian

The United States National Herbarium was founded in 1848, when the first collections were accessioned from the United States Exploring Expedition (50,000 specimens of 10,000 species). Current holdings total 5 million specimens, making this collection among the ten largest in the world representing about 8% of the plant collection resources of the United States. The herbarium is especially rich in type specimens (@110,000).
Contact: Chris Tuccinardi, US Herbarium data manager (tuccinar@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 November 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


MT

Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

The Institut de recherche en biologie végétale and its Biodiversity Centre are located within the Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. Product of a unique partnership between the Université de Montréal and the City of Montreal (Espace pour la vie Montréal), the IRBV is widely recognized as a centre of excellence whose mission is research and teaching of plant biology. Building upon this rewarding relationship, the Biodiversity Centre also strives for the highest research and educational standards, while raising public awareness of the importance of preserving and better understanding biodiversity.
Contact: Luc Brouillet, Curator (luc.brouillet@umontreal.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 August 2017
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UC

University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

Contact: Jason Alexander, Biological Informatics Manager (ucjeps-it@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 February 2014
Digital Metadata: EML File


ALA

University of Alaska Museum of the North Herbarium

The Herbarium (ALA) contains more than 220,000 specimens of non-vascular and vascular plants and is the only major research herbarium in Alaska. The collection also includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia and provides a basis for teaching and research.
Contact: Steffi M. Ickert-Bond, Curator (smickertbond@alaska.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 April 2017
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UARK

University of Arkanasas Herbarium

Contact: Johnnie Gentry, Director and Curator (gentry@uark.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1307081b-260f-4340-9349-13c45bff0b97
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UBC

University of British Columbia Herbarium

The UBC bryophyte collection houses mosses, liverworts, and hornworts and is a tribute to the career of Dr. Wilf Schofield, who came to UBC in 1960. Professor Schofield was the first bryologist hired at a Canadian university. When he started at UBC, the collection included roughly 3,000 specimens. As a result of Dr. Schofield’s efforts and those of his students and post-doctoral researchers, the collection has grown to over 250,000 specimens, a considerable legacy. After his retirement, Dr. Schofield continued his research, up to the month before his passing in November 2008. He was such an avid collector that his specimens will continue to be processed and added to the collection for some time. - See more at: http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/herbarium-bryophytes#sthash.pjK2COJK.dpuf
Contact: Judith A. Harpel Ph.D., Curator of Bryophytes (judith.harpel@botany.ubc.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 June 2017
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FTU

University of Central Florida Herbarium

Established by President Trevor Colbourn in 1983, the UCF Arboretum began with approximately 12 acres (4.9 ha) of a disturbed pond pine (Pinus serotina) community just east side of the developed area of campus, and east of the present biology building. In 1988, at President Altman's direction, the University expanded the Arboretum to include a 5-acre (2.0 ha) Cypress dome, an oak hammock of about 3 acres (1.2 ha), and about 15 acres (6.1 ha) of sand pine and Florida scrub, connected to the original Arboretum by a saw palmetto (Sabal palmetto) community and increasingly rare Florida longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) flatwoods. Currently, the official Arboretum Boundary encompasses approximately 82 acres (33.2 ha). The original Arboretum director was Dr. Henry O. Whittier, a professor in the Biology Department who remained director until his retirement 2003. Dr. Martin Quigley was director from 2003-2009.
Contact: Patrick Bohlen, Director (patrick.bohlen@ucf.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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CINC

University of Cincinnati, Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium

The herbarium at the University of Cincinnati was founded by Margaret Fulford in 1920s and has grown over the years through the work of prolific collectors and through acquisition of several large and important collections. Today, the herbarium houses around 125,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, fungi, and algae, making it the third largest herbarium in Ohio. In addition to the large collection of regional and North American material, it also contains extensive collections from Europe, South America, the Caribbean Basin, Samoa, and China. Particular strengths of the herbarium are North American Sphagnum, South American and Caribbean Hepatics, North American Cladonia, and Trilliaceae.
Contact: Eric Tepe, Assistant Professor (eric.tepe@uc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b07db383-76ea-4924-8d81-17e490b09152
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COLO

University of Colorado, Museum of Natural History

Herbarium COLO is the Botany Section of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the Boulder campus. The Herbarium is available to anyone with an interest in botany. Users include faculty and students, visiting scholars, private consultants, local naturalists, and botanists from a variety of public and private agencies.

This dataset contains the North American portion of COLO Bryophyte collection. Approximately 50,000 specimens from the rest of the world have not been digitized.

No work has been done to georeference this collection. Any coordinates provided are from the collector's label and have not been verified.

Collection strengths: Colorado, Southern Rocky Mountains and Western North American vascular plants and cryptogams, worldwide arctic and alpine, Appalachia, Galapagos Lichens, Australia, New Guinea, Altai, Mexico and the Seville Flowers Bryophyte Collection.

Contact: J Ryan Allen (james.r.allen@Colorado.EDU)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c861ca9b-2edf-47f4-ba05-989db6fa53b1
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FLAS

University of Florida Herbarium

The University of Florida Herbarium is a unit of the Department of Natural History of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The herbarium is affiliated with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Biology and the Department of Plant Pathology. The FLAS acronym is the standard international abbreviation for the University of Florida Herbarium. It is derived from the herbarium's early association with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. Our mission focuses in plant collections acquisition and care, research based on the collections, education and public service.
Contact: Kent Perkins, Collection Manager (herb@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b9ff7774-4a5d-47af-a2ea-bdf3ecc78885
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Rights Holder: University of Florida
Access Rights: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/about-us/overview/copyright-notice/


ILL

University of Illinois Herbarium

Specialty: Illinois, midwestern U.S., Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae: Mimosoideas, fossils of Pennsylvanian age coal balls, fungi (especially Meliolales: Ascomycetes and resupinate Basidiomycetes), 19th and early 20th century exsiccatae.

Date Founded: 1869.
Contact: Andrew Miller (amiller7@illinois.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 June 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File


MAINE

University of Maine Herbaria

The University of Maine Herbaria are organized, identified collections of authentic specimens of primarily Maine plants and fungi. The University of Maine Herbaria are located in Hannibal Hamlin Hall on the campus of the University of Maine. The mission of the University of Maine Herbaria includes research, teaching, and service to the public, the State of Maine, plus professional and amateur botanists.
Contact: Christopher Campbell, Director (campbell@maine.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 61c6a5e7-a325-44c5-a6bd-0ddbe20fc92a
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MICH

University of Michigan Herbarium

Specialty: Worldwide, especially temperate North America and the Great Lakes region. Specific strengths include marine algae of eastern North America, West Indies, Alaska, and Pacific Islands; bryophytes of tropical America; Agaricaceae and Hymenogastraceae of western North America; vascular plants of Mexico, Iran, Himalayas, southwestern Pacific Region, and southeastern Asia; Cyperaceae, Malpighiaceae, and Myrtaceae of the New World.
Date Founded: 1837.
Contact: Patricia Rogers - collection manager (rogersp@umich.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f10e8ca9-d3f7-4dc5-b8c1-33e9ad82795c
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MISS-Bryophytes

University of Mississippi, Thomas M. Pullen Herbarium

The Pullen Herbarium (MISS) collection consists of over 75,000 vascular plant specimens, as well as non vascular plants, slime molds and fungi. With funding from the National Science Foundation , the collection is now housed in new cabinets on a compactor system and the specimen data has been entered into a searchable database. All accessioned specimens have been imaged and are currently being linked to our heritage database.
Contact: Lucile McCook, Curator (bymccook@olemiss.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1a65a4cd-7c8f-4d84-82b2-156016c6117a
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NEBK

University of Nebraska Kearney

Contact: Steve Rothenberger, Curator (rothenberges@unk.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8f55419f-f5d8-4f72-b877-6b9be646cfe6
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NEB

University of Nebraska State Museum, C.E. Bessey Herbarium

The Bessey Herbarium was founded in 1874, making it among the oldest in the Great Plains states of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, and Nebraska. The collection has more than 310,000 specimens, placing it among the largest in the Great Plains. The largest parts of the collection are, in descending order, from Nebraska, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, other parts of North America, and Europe. It contains important collections by such scientifically notable Nebraskans as Charles Bessey, Ernst Bessey, Frederic Clements, Walter Kiener, Per Rydberg, Raymond Pool, Jared G. Smith; by other Nebraskans who later became prominent in other fields, such as Roscoe Pound (Law), Louise Pound (Literature), Willa Cather (Literature), Melvin Gilmore (Ethnobotany), Lawrence Bruner (Entomology) and Henry Baldwin Ward (Parasitology); and by many prominent scientists from outside the state.
Contact: Robert Kaul, Curator (rkaul1@unl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0645b78a-a185-484b-8c60-c6c275a6a41a
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NHA

University of New Hampshire

Historical ties with Dartmouth College (HNH) when the Agricultural College shared facilities. NHA founded with a nucleus of 1500 HNH specimens. Specialty: Vascular plants and marine algae of New Hampshire; Maine; coastal New England; Newfoundland; Bay of Fundy; Crimea, Siberia; aquatic flora of northeastern U.S., Costa Rica, and Bolivia. Date Founded: 1892.
Contact: Janet Sullivan, Collections Manager (janets@cisunix.unh.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1dd94513-99f3-4c46-b707-694fedf34793
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UNAF

University of North Alabama

Contact: Paul Davison, Curator (pgdavison@una.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8e01d40b-ed7f-47d3-a35a-e5bad8693e94
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UNCA

University of North Carolina at Asheville

The bryophyte collection at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) houses approximately 500 collections of bryophytes. Most of these collections were made in the 1960's by James D. Perry, previous herbarium curator, and most were made in the Southern Appalachians. There are also about 2000 lichen collections from the same region.
Contact: David Clarke (dclarke@unca.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 24bc18ef-bbb1-4755-82de-81edc684bd21
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NCU

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium's collection of bryophytes is small, and focuses on species of the Southeastern United States. Our vascular plant collection is world-wide in scope but focuses on plants of southeastern U.S., especially Carolinas. Our phycological collection is world-wide with a focus on temperate, red marine algae. Mycological collections are world-wide in scope with a focus on species from the Southeastern United States. NCU's lichen collection focuses on species of the Southeastern United States. Our paleobotanical collections focus on plants of the Devonian. NCU is open to visitors & researchers weekdays; contact Curator Carol Ann McCormick for parking information.
Contact: Carol Ann McCormick (mccormick@unc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3975944d-30b4-4225-a3c2-528cefd9c348
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URV

University of Richmond Herbarium

University of Richmond Herbarium (known in the botanical community by the acronym URV) features nearly 20,000 specimens, including 2,000 specimens of Algae, 1,450 specimens of Lichens, 1,400 specimens of Myxomycetes, 1,000 specimens of Fungi, 450 specimens of Bryophytes and 15,000 specimens of Vascular plants. The collection is accessible to students studying botany.
Contact: Dr. W. John Hayden (jhayden@richmond.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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USF

University of South Florida Herbarium

The USF Herbarium, with over 270,000 specimens, is the second largest collection in Florida, the seventh largest in the southeastern United States, and ranks in the upper third of the world's herbaria in size.
Contact: Alan R. Franck, Ph.D., Curator (afranck@mail.usf.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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TENN

University of Tennessee Herbarium

Vascular plants of Tennessee, southern Appalachians, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, southeastern U.S., Mexico, and Guatemala; fungi chiefly of southeastern U.S.; bryophytes and pteridophytes worldwide. Founded 1888.
Contact: Victor Ma, Collections Manager (qma@utk.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 71114e0e-7241-42da-9b87-80c4a0de5282
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VT

University of Vermont, Pringle Herbarium, North American bryophytes

The Pringle Herbarium (VT) contains 300,000 specimens, including vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, algae and fungi. This portal contains our North American bryophyte specimens, numbering about 18,000. Other digitization projects cover type specimens, vascular plant specimens, North American lichens, macroalgae and macrofungi. These images and data are available through various portals. The herbarium does not maintain its own online database.
Contact: David S. Barrington (dbarring@uvm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d004c634-c136-4555-a8e5-eb1a4de11586
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Vermont


WTU

University of Washington Herbarium

The University of Washington Herbarium (also known as WTU) is an international resource for research into the diversity, distribution and ecology of Pacific Northwest vascular plants, non-vascular plants, fungi, lichen, and algae. With over 600,000 specimens currently in the collections and between 5,000-10,000 specimens added annually, WTU is one of the largest herbaria in the region.
Contact: David Giblin, Collections Manager (wtu@u.washington.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2012
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWEC

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

The UWEC Herbarium contains over 10,000 specimens, mostly from west-central Wisconsin.
Contact: Joseph Rohrer, Curator (jrohrer@uwec.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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WIS

University of Wisconsin - Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium, founded in 1849, is a museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance, which is used extensively for taxonomic and ecological research, as well as for teaching and public service. It contains the world's largest collection of Wisconsin plants, about one-third of its 1,000,000 specimens having been collected within the state. Most of the world's floras are well represented, and the holdings from certain areas, such as the Upper Midwest, eastern North America and western Mexico, are widely recognized as resources of global significance.
Contact: Kenneth M. Cameron (kmcameron@wisc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 604e38c8-372e-4e95-a520-17ea991a7d0e
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RM

University of Wyoming Rocky Mountain Herbarium

Founded in 1893 by Aven Nelson, the Rocky Mountain Herbarium (RM) contains the largest collection of Rocky Mountain plants and fungi in existence with additional representation of the floras of other parts of the Northern Hemisphere. It ranks 17th in the nation with 825,000 specimens and is the largest facility of its kind between St. Louis, Missouri, and Berkeley, California.
Contact: Dr. Ron Hartman, Curator (rhartman@uwyo.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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VSC

Valdosta State University

The Valdosta State University Herbarium (VSC) provides a repository for the preservation of voucher specimens that document the flora of the Coastal Plain region of Georgia and specimens from a broader geographical area that might be useful in the study of the flora of this region and that enable specialized research on particular groups of plants carried out by faculty and students in residence at Valdosta State University and by taxonomic specialists at other institutions. VSC also provides specimens for use in teaching, and its staff responds to requests from the general public, natural resource managers, agricultural scientists, and others by providing information about plants and service determinations of unknown plants and, where appropriate, preserving vouchers relating to such.
Contact: J. Richard Carter, Jr. Curator (rcarter@valdosta.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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WSCO

Weber State University Herbarium

Collection estimated to be 29,080 specimens of vascular and nonvascular specimens.
Contact: Kristian R. Valles, Bryophyte Curator (Kristianvalles@weber.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 11ede14a-a626-492f-a1c2-a510654128ea
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UNLV

Wesley E. Niles Herbarium, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The herbarium collection consists of approximately 65,000 specimens of vascular plants, and a small but rapidly expanding number of mosses and liverworts.
Contact: Kathryn Birgy, Collections Manager (kathryn.birgy@unlv.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8234825f-209e-49bb-a6dc-7ab406bb0f4d
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WVA

West Virginia University Herbarium

The West Virginia University Herbarium, the largest such facility in the state, contains about 185,000 mounted and cataloged vascular plant specimens and approximately 26,000 bryophyte and lichen specimens. The collection was started in 1889 and has steadily increased since then. It is designated a National Resource Collection and contains the best collection in the world of West Virginia and Central Appalachian vascular plants. In addition there are over 25,000 color photographic slides that comprise the Earl L. Core Botanical Slide Collection and over 2,000 seed collections in the Elizabeth A. Bartholomew Seed Collection.
Contact: Donna Ford-Werntz, Curator (dford2@wvu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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MU

Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, Miami University

Miami University is the home of Ohio's largest herbarium, the Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium. The herbarium's holdings of approximately 620,000 specimens are worldwide in both geographical and taxonomic coverage. The collection consists of 330,000 vascular plant specimens, as well as 140,000 bryophytes, 100,000 fungi, 35,000 lichens, 10,000 algae, and 5,000 fossil plants. There are several thousand type specimens contained in the collection, as well as many sets of cryptogamic exsiccatae. Active exchange programs are ongoing with many herbaria worldwide to ensure the continued breadth and depth of the collection. The W.S. Turrell Herbarium Fund is an endowment which benefits the herbarium, and is restricted to support of the research activities of the staff and students in systematic botany.
Contact: Michael Vincent, Curator (vincenma@miamioh.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 952c9687-c3e5-428d-877c-ec1a0f64ba83
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Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSC

William T. Doyle Bryophyte Herbarium at University of California Santa Cruz

The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History is dedicated to cultivating natural history skills for students of all ages, fostering each student's passion for the natural world, and supporting natural history research that serves as the basis for understanding the complex and rapidly changing ecosystems around us.
Contact: Ken Kellman (kkellman@ucsc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 228ad3ae-bebc-46ce-a468-ad36f33b273d
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Digital Metadata: EML File


YPM-YU

Yale University Herbarium, Peabody Museum of Natural History

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 3,000 type specimens. The collection is particularly rich in ferns, bryophytes and grasses, as well as in historically important materials from 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.
Contact: Patrick Sweeney, PhD (patrick.sweeney@yale.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 December 2017
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