University of California, Davis Center for Plant Diversity - Bryophytes (DAV-Bryophytes)

The DAV bryophyte collection is fully databased and "live", so Symbiota metadata represents all accessioned specimens. Most of our collection is from Northern California, with strong representation from the Western US. We house bryofloras of two University of California Reserve units: Stebbins Cold Canyon and Quail Ridge Reserves and from Henry Coe State Park (donated by John McLaughlin). Notable collectors: T.C. Frye (N. America), F.R. Fosberg (French Polynesia), G.H. Snodgrass (California) Jack Major (northern Alaska, arctic Canada and Antarctica), A.T. Whittemore (California), and S.P. Rae (California). Other notable collections include tardigrade host species, collected by D.S. Horning and colleagues of the Bohart Museum of Entomology in New Zealand, oceanic islands and Antarctica in the 1970's.

Curator: Alison Colwell,, 530-752-1091
Collections Manager: Teri Barry,, 530-752-1091
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 13f36484-e8fd-4995-a82e-3d5309e45dbc
Digital Metadata: EML File
UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity Herbarium
Plant Sciences Mail Stop 7, One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA   95616
(530) 752-1091
Collection Statistics
  • 2,420 specimen records
  • 1,438 (59%) georeferenced
  • 143 (6%) with images (143 total images)
  • 2,296 (95%) identified to species
  • 124 families
  • 326 genera
  • 794 species
  • 828 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics