Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota - Bryophytes (MIN-Bryophytes)

Plant specimens number over 600,000 samples of vegetative parts, cones, fruit, and seeds. The representation of Minnesota's flora is unparalleled, with over 160,000 specimens collected throughout Minnesota's history by Etlar Nielson, Olga Lakela, John W. Moore, Welby Smith, and many others. The record of historic flora of the Upper Midwest (including the Dakotas, Wisconsin, and southwestern Ontario) is among the best in the U.S.

Collections Manager: Timothy Whitfeld,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 June 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: J. F. Bell Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: Users are required to adhere to Bell Museum collections policy. Questions may be directed to the curator in charge.
Collection Statistics
  • 61,071 specimen records
  • 6,233 (10%) georeferenced
  • 60,805 (100%) with images (94,942 total images)
  • 59,761 (98%) identified to species
  • 167 families
  • 726 genera
  • 4,352 species
  • 4,993 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution