University of Tennessee Bryophyte Herbarium (TENN)

The collection houses over 183,000 filed specimens from throughout the World with a strong emphasis on North America [Pacific Northwest and Alaska, SE US], Mexico, Asia and Tennessee [Appalachian Region]. The collection is especially strong in collections from the Southern Appalachians and from Mexico, a result of extensive collecting by A.J. Sharp and other notable collectors. Founded 1888.
Contacts: Margaret Oliver, Collections Manager (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 71114e0e-7241-42da-9b87-80c4a0de5282
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 97,386 specimen records
  • 85,281 (88%) georeferenced
  • 96,615 (99%) with images
  • 91,522 (94%) identified to species
  • 171 families
  • 764 genera
  • 5,012 species
  • 4,941 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics