E. C. Smith Herbarium, Acadia University (ACAD)

The Acadia Herbarium began as an initial gift to Dr. H.G. Perry of a small collection made by G.U. Hay of St. John, New Brunswick. Included in this collection were a few plants collected by J. Fowler of New Brunswick before he went to Queen's University. These first specimens were collected between 1868 and 1880. Some of the plants were cultivated and some were from the United States. Subsequently, in these early years, the additions were made chiefly through the work of Dr. H.G. Perry and his students. No records were available until the collection numbered some 6,000 sheets. Included in the 6,000, however, are a number of sheets from the Gray Herbarium Expeditions to Nova Scotia in 1920 and 1921.
Contact: Ruth Newell, Curator (ruth.newell@acadiau.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 May 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 3,571 specimen records
  • 2,447 (69%) georeferenced
  • 3,548 (99%) identified to species
  • 89 families
  • 227 genera
  • 577 species
  • 625 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics