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.
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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
  • 7,085 specimen records
  • 6,279 (89%) georeferenced
  • 6,845 (97%) identified to species
  • 76 families
  • 199 genera
  • 505 species
  • 506 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics