Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium at San Jose State University (SJSU)

Founded in 1945 by Dr. Carl Sharsmith, the herbarium at San Jose State University houses a collection of more than 18,500 pressed plants. Many specimens were collected over Dr. Sharsmith's long career as a university professor and natural history ranger at Yosemite National Park.
Contacts: Benjamin Carter, benjamin.carter@sjsu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b9bd31c2-d3cc-47f9-9c4f-f0eb53929c56
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,044 specimen records
  • 7,953 (99%) georeferenced
  • 7,710 (96%) identified to species
  • 103 families
  • 254 genera
  • 619 species
  • 622 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics