University of Alaska Museum of the North Herbarium (ALA)

The Herbarium (ALA) contains more than 220,000 specimens of non-vascular and vascular plants and is the only major research herbarium in Alaska. The collection also includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia and provides a basis for teaching and research.
Contacts: Steffi M. Ickert-Bond, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 April 2017
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 44,946 specimen records
  • 13,660 (30%) georeferenced
  • 27,004 (60%) with images (29,639 total images)
  • 41,852 (93%) identified to species
  • 148 families
  • 442 genera
  • 1,390 species
  • 1,391 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics