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
  • 44,948 specimen records
  • 13,661 (30%) georeferenced
  • 27,005 (60%) with images
  • 41,853 (93%) identified to species
  • 150 families
  • 445 genera
  • 1,391 species
  • 1,392 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics