Duke University Herbarium Bryophyte Collection (DUKE)

The L. E. Anderson Bryophyte Herbarium includes approximately 230,000 specimens, of which some 160,000 are mosses. With about 50,000 moss collections from the southeastern United States, the DUKE collection is one of, if not the most important, resource for documenting the southeastern moss flora. Important collections of bryophytes include those of L.E. Anderson, H.L. Blomquist, M. Crosby, A.J. Grout, B.D. Mishler, W.B. Schofield, R. Schuster, A.J. Shaw, 48 bryophyte exsiccatae collections, and over 900 bryophyte type specimens.
Contact: Jonathan Shaw, Curator of Bryophytes (shaw@duke.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 October 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 221,422 specimen records
  • 90,299 (41%) georeferenced
  • 49,215 (22%) with images
  • 209,643 (95%) identified to species
  • 184 families
  • 868 genera
  • 5,400 species
  • 5,557 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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