Southern Illinois University Herbarium (SIU)

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
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 19,105 specimen records
  • 1,778 (9%) georeferenced
  • 19,104 (100%) with images
  • 17,254 (90%) identified to species
  • 59 families
  • 156 genera
  • 743 species
  • 798 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics