Troy University Herbarium (TROY)

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
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,090 specimen records
  • 1,089 (100%) georeferenced
  • 1,064 (98%) identified to species
  • 74 families
  • 143 genera
  • 244 species
  • 256 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics