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.
Contacts: Dr. Nancy Garwood, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 19,105 specimen records
  • 2,927 (15%) georeferenced
  • 19,104 (100%) with images (19,168 total images)
  • 18,573 (97%) identified to species
  • 66 families
  • 161 genera
  • 762 species
  • 824 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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