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.
Contacts: Jonathan Shaw, Curator of Bryophytes (shaw@duke.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 May 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Duke University Herbarium
Department of Biology, Box 90338
Bio Sciences Bldg. Rm 137
Durham, NC   27708
Collection Statistics
  • 221,601 specimen records
  • 91,980 (42%) georeferenced
  • 49,215 (22%) with images (50,011 total images)
  • 208,970 (94%) identified to species
  • 184 families
  • 869 genera
  • 5,401 species
  • 5,502 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics