University of Florida Herbarium - Bryophytes (FLAS)

The University of Florida Bryophyte Collection contains approximately 100,000 bryophyte specimens. The collection is worldwide in scope with an excellent representation of species from Florida and tropical areas such as Costa Rica, Venezuela and Brazil. Important collections include those of Dana G. Griffin, III (Florida, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia), Walter S. Judd, James B. McFarlin, Severin Rapp, and John K. Small. The University of Florida Herbarium is a unit of the Department of Natural History of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The herbarium is affiliated with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Biology and the Department of Plant Pathology. The FLAS acronym is the standard international abbreviation for the University of Florida Herbarium. It is derived from the herbarium's early association with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. Our mission focuses on plant collections acquisition and care, research based on the collections, education and public service.

Contacts: Alan R. Franck,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b9ff7774-4a5d-47af-a2ea-bdf3ecc78885
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Florida
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Collection Statistics
  • 50,189 specimen records
  • 33,522 (67%) georeferenced
  • 48,812 (97%) with images (50,447 total images)
  • 40,936 (82%) identified to species
  • 186 families
  • 785 genera
  • 4,846 species
  • 5,144 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution