Field Museum of Natural History (F-Botany)

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:

Contacts: Matt Von Konrat (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 11 March 2019
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Field Museum of Natural History
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Collection Statistics
  • 128,649 specimen records
  • 52,046 (40%) georeferenced
  • 62,372 (48%) with images
  • 88,916 (69%) identified to species
  • 192 families
  • 867 genera
  • 5,791 species
  • 6,571 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics