Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN-CANM)

The herbarium was founded in 1882 and contains ~588,000 specimens of north temperate vascular plants, especialy from Canada. Important collectors and collections include T.M.C. Taylor; G. Lawson; R. Bell; N.V. Polunin; R.C. Hosie; A.E. Porsild; J.H. Soper; G.M. Dawson; J. Macoun; W.K.W. Baldwin; H.J. Scoggan; J.M. Gillett; J. Bell; J.M. Macoun; W. Spreadborough; G.W. Argus; M.L. Fernald; A.P. Low; and M.O. Malte.

This herbarium incorporated specimens from part of the LCU (about 10,000 Canadian and arctic specimens), the Geological Survey of Canada, PFES in 2994, and OTF in 1994.
Contacts: Jennifer Doubt, Chief Collection Manager, jdoubt@mus-nature.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 February 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 59,850 specimen records
  • 38,274 (64%) georeferenced
  • 5,693 (10%) with images (5,998 total images)
  • 58,635 (98%) identified to species
  • 139 families
  • 525 genera
  • 2,431 species
  • 2,763 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics