Consortium of California Herbaria, CCH2 Portal Natural History Collections and Observation Projects


BLMAR

BLM Arcata Field Office Herbarium

The small herbarium contains approximately 700 vascular plant specimens and over 300 bryophyte and lichen specimens dating from the early 1990s. The collection covers all the lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management Arcata Field Office in California, as well as other nearby public lands. Nearly all of the specimens were collected in Humboldt, Mendocino, or Trinity Counties. The collection includes some endangered and listed species as well as some potential range extensions and other species of interest.
Contact: Jennifer Wheeler (jswheele@blm.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 63a6e390-e84a-4f49-b306-c5ff5a87ef39
Digital Metadata: EML File


BLM-RD

BLM Herbarium - Redding FO

Our collection represents a portion of the plants in the upper Sacramento Valley and Shasta Cascades region of Northern California. Plants are collected on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management Redding Field Office. Redding BLM herbarium's main focus is vascular plants, however some non-vascular plants have been collected. The Redding BLM office covers many different types of ecosystems that range from ecosystems with serpentine soils to wetlands and vernal pools. Collections range back to the 1960s; about 1,000 collections have been made.
Herbarium contact: Kendra Fallon (kfallon@blm.gov)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 April 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File

Blodgett Forest Research Station

UC field station herbarium databased, imaged, and managed by UC Berkeley.

For question regarding the specimens, please e-mail: ucjeps-collections@berkeley.edu.
For questions about the data or images, please contact Jason Alexander.
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


CSLA

Cal State LA Herbarium

The CSLA Herbarium holds approximately 35,000 dry-mounted vascular plant specimens from around the world, with particular collection emphasis in Southern California and Northern Mexico. Founded in 1956, CSLA contains significant collections from J. Henrickson, B. Prigge, and R. M. Straw.
Contact: Kirsten Fisher
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9a7f2f77-3288-4d40-8baa-2f55b8450b7f
Digital Metadata: EML File


CAS-BOT-BC

California Academy of Sciences

CAS, DS. Worldwide, nearly 1.9 million specimens (27% from California); more than 95% vascular seed plants; the remainder are ferns and a growing collection of bryophytes. Emphasis is on California, North America, Latin America (especially western and southern Mexico and the Galapagos) and Asia (especially China). Vascular plant families and genera that are particularly well represented include Acanthaceae, Brassicaceae, Carex, Eriogonum, Hydrophyllaceae, Lupinus, Asteraceae (particularly Madinae), Malvaceae, Melastomataceae, Onagraceae, Penstemon, Poaceae, Polemoniaceae and Quercus. The herbarium also contains the largest collection of ornamental plants in California.
Contact: Debra Trock, Senior Collections Manager (dtrock@calacademy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 September 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CAS-Bryophytes

California Academy of Sciences

CAS, DS. Worldwide bryophyte specimens.
Contact: Debra Trock, Senior Collections Manager (dtrock@calacademy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Founded in 1921, the Botany Lab and Herbarium of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (Plant Pest Diagnostics Center) serves as the plant diagnostic and identification service for California, and is the repository for the state collection of noxious weed and agricultural plant specimens. Size of collection: 55,000 plant specimens. Notable collections include those of M. K. Bellue, T. C. Fuller, G. Douglas Barbe, G. F. Hrusa, D. G. Kelch, and G. L. Stout (plant disease collection, BPS). The CDFA Seed Herbarium has ca. 50,000 accessions in the Seed and Fruit Collection (CDA SFC). Notable collections include those of M. K. Bellue, B. Crampton, P. B. Kennedy, D. Baxter, B. M. Browning, D. Decker-Walters, and C. Dremann.

G. Fred Hrusa Senior Plant Taxonomist, Emeritus
Deborah J. Meyer, Curator and Senior Seed Botanist

Contact: Genevieve Walden (genevieve.walden@cdfa.ca.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f3fbf434-c09e-46fa-bc30-99138cd73a71
Digital Metadata: EML File


CSUSB

California State University San Bernardino

Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: eb19159e-023a-405e-9970-cb1a1c0c1ce5
Digital Metadata: EML File


LOB

California State University, Long Beach Herbarium

The herbarium has approximately 18,000 specimens preserved as dried, pressed specimens.
Contact: Amanda Fisher (Amanda.Fisher@csulb.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818e5a2-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File


SFV

California State University, Northridge

Primarily vascular plants of California but with holdings in other parts of North America and some other places worldwide. Vascular plant specimens are on herbarium sheets, bryophytes and lichens are in paper packets. We have nearly 25,000 specimens.
Contact: James N. Hogue (james.n.hogue@csun.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f62b4819-3195-4053-a2dc-07431438f3e6
Digital Metadata: EML File

California State University, Sacramento

The CSU Sacramento herbarium contains vascular plants mostly from California with an emphasis on Placer County flora. Size of collection: ~20,000 specimens.

Herbarium contact: Shannon Datwyler (datwyler@csus.edu)
Data Manager: Travis Lawrence (tl584@saclink.csus.edu)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


SJSU

Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium, San Jose State University

Founded in 1945 by Dr. Carl Sharsmith, the herbarium at San Jose State University houses a collection of more than 18,500 dried plant specimens. Many specimens were collected over Dr. Sharsmith's long career as a university professor and natural history ranger at Yosemite National Park. The collection is actively curated with approximately 500 new specimens being added every year.
Contact: Lars Rosengreen, Curator (lars.rosengreen@sjsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818e471-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File

Catalina Island Conservancy Herbarium

The Catalina Island Conservancy Herbarium houses about 2,000 vascular plant specimens. All specimens were collected on Santa Catalina Island. 73% of the specimens were collected in the 1970's and 1990's by Mark L. Hoefs.
Monica Tydlaska, Plant Program Lead Technician (MTydlaska@catalinaconservancy.org)
Ben Dion, Plant Program Lead Technician, Lead Curator (BDion@catalinaconservancy.org)
Ryan Murdoff, Plant Conservation Manager (rmurdoff@catalinaconservancy.org)
Contact: Benjamin J. Dion (bdion@catalinaconservancy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 July 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File

Catalina Island Conservancy Herbarium

Algae specimens from the Catalina Island Conservancy Herbarium
Contact: Benjamin J. Dion (bdion@catalinaconservancy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 July 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


SBBG

Clifton Smith Herbarium, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The SBBG Herbarium represents the region's largest scientific collection of preserved central coast plants. Collectively, the specimens document the ecology and geography of the region's plant diversity. The information content of such specimens can not be duplicated in words, photographs, or other media, and forms the basis for ongoing scientific research in ecology, floristics, taxonomy, and conservation biology.
Contact: C. Matt Guilliams (mguilliams@sbbg.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818e0aa-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File

Colorado Desert District, California Department of Parks and Recreation

Contact: Larry Hendrickson (Larry.Hendrickson@parks.ca.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f253ccf3-5a1c-4b4b-8e49-298212e5c3a4
Digital Metadata: EML File


CHSC-Bryophytes

CSU Chico – Chico State Herbarium - Bryophytes

The Chico State Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the northern California flora, and includes a great number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species. Established with specimens donated by the late Professor Vesta Holt in the 1950's, the Herbarium now contains more than 125,000 dried and mounted specimens. The majority of samples are flowering plants, conifers, and ferns, but bryophytes, lichens, and especially slime molds, are also well represented. The Herbarium is used extensively for identification of sensitive and other plant species by various agencies and individuals. Loans of herbarium specimens are made to any higher academic institutions who request them.
Contact: Colleen Hatfield (chatfield@csuchico.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 May 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CHSC-Lichens

CSU Chico – Chico State Herbarium - Lichens

The Chico State Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the northern California flora, and includes a great number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species. Established with specimens donated by the late Professor Vesta Holt in the 1950's, the Herbarium now contains more than 125,000 dried and mounted specimens. The majority of samples are flowering plants, conifers, and ferns, but bryophytes, lichens, and especially slime molds, are also well represented. The Herbarium is used extensively for identification of sensitive and other plant species by various agencies and individuals. Loans of herbarium specimens are made to any higher academic institutions who request them.
Contact: Colleen Hatfield (chatfield@csuchico.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 May 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CHSC-VascularPlants

CSU Chico – Chico State Herbarium - Vascular Plants

The Chico State Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the northern California flora, and includes a great number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species. Established with specimens donated by the late Professor Vesta Holt in the 1950's, the Herbarium now contains more than 125,000 dried and mounted specimens. The majority of samples are flowering plants, conifers, and ferns, but bryophytes, lichens, and especially slime molds, are also well represented. The Herbarium is used extensively for identification of sensitive and other plant species by various agencies and individuals. Loans of herbarium specimens are made to any higher academic institutions who request them.
Contact: Colleen Hatfield (chatfield@csuchico.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6a942843-3cb1-4643-a475-24df2d2ba49f
Digital Metadata: EML File

CSU Stanislaus Herbarium

Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7d1c54a8-bd69-4aaa-bf3d-785f0fd4af43
Digital Metadata: EML File


FSC

Fresno State Herbarium

The geographical specialty of the FSC is Fresno County and parts of surrounding Inyo, Kern, Madera, Mono, and Tulare Counties: including the Sierra Nevada mountains, the San Joaquin Valley, and the Mojave Desert. About nine-tenths of the accessioned collection, or 31,500 specimens, is from California, with the remaining tenth from other states and countries. We estimate that half of the California collections are from high Sierra Nevada ecosystems (above 7000 feet), as this was Quibell’s focal collecting area. The other half of the collection represents the San Joaquin Valley itself, including riverine ecosystems, vernal pools, and agricultural ecosystems; the western Diablo Range region between Panoche and Coalinga; and the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, including the northern extent of the Mojave Desert. There is no particular taxonomic speciality among vascular plants, and only about ~100 of the specimens are federally or state listed as rare, threatened, or endangered (representing 29 taxa). Collectors who frequently contributed to the FSC collection: Charles H. Quibell (founder of the herbarium in 1925 and Fresno State biology professor); John "Jack" Springer, a USFS employee whose private herbarium of 1930s California grass collections was donated to FSC; Rimo C. Bacigalupi, first curator of the Jepson Herbarium, with collections from the 1950s and 1960s; Philip A. Munz from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Pomona College, who collected in the 1920s-1950s and provided many of the FSC specimen determinations for specimens collected by Charles H. Quibell; James R. Shevock, associated with California Academy of Sciences and RSA, who worked on the floristics of the Sierra Nevada mountains; John “Jack” Rockwell, who collected in the Fresno area in the mid-20th century and whose specimens are almost entirely confined to FSC; and John H. Weiler, FSC Herbarium curator and Scrophulariaceae specialist.
Contact: Dr. Katherine Waselkov (kwaselkov@csufresno.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8126927b-7459-411e-acc7-7aa06631920b
Digital Metadata: EML File

Hopland Research and Extension Center

UC field station herbarium databased, imaged, and managed by UC Berkeley.

For question regarding the specimens, please e-mail: ucjeps-collections@berkeley.edu.
For questions about the data or images, please contact Jason Alexander.
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


HSC-HSC

Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium

The Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (HSC) consists of ~104,000 specimens, with a strong emphasis in the flora of northwest California and southwest Oregon. Established in 1960, the Herbarium serves as a botanical resource for students and faculty, as well as, community members and professional botanists. Our collections offer excellent opportunities to learn more about the rich diversity of our native flora, as well as, our exotic and invasive weeds. The Herbarium also participates in loan and exchange programs with other herbaria throughout the country.
Contact: Robin Bencie (mrb1@humboldt.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 August 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


HNT

Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium

The Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium (HNT) was founded in the 1960’s by Myron Kimnach, director of the botanical gardens from 1962 to 1986. It is a depository of mostly exotic plant specimens used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is to serve as voucher documentation for research projects, and as resources for plant identification. With over 10,000 specimens, it is an archive of vascular plants from around the world, with particular emphasis on plants from Mexico, Central America and South America. Important collections include those of F. Boutin, J. P. Folsom, D. R. Hodel, D. de Laubenfels, M. Kimnach and R. Moran. Plant families well-represented include Arecaceae, Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and desert plants worldwide. In addition, the herbarium receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research.

Herbarium contact: Tim Thibault (tthibault@huntington.org)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 April 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


JROH

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford University

The Oakmead Herbarium at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve was founded in 1996. All specimens were collected from the 1198 acres (485 ha) now comprising the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve of Stanford University, San Mateo County, California. Major collectors include John Hunter Thomas (1955-1992), John Rawlings (2004-n) and Toni Corelli (1990-2016). Size of collection: ~5500 specimens.
Nona Chiariello (nonajrbp@stanford.edu), Staff Scientist
Ann Lambrecht (alambrec@stanford.edu)
Diane Renshaw (dlr@ecosystem.com)
Contact: John Rawlings (rawlings@stanford.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c8415d43-4bcc-4a97-81ab-f9879d99cab3
Digital Metadata: EML File


JOTR

Joshua Tree National Park

The JOTR herbarium contains vascular plant, lichen, and bryophyte specimens from the area within the National Park boundary. The focus of this herbarium is to provide a synoptic collection representing a minimum of 90% of species known to occur in the Park. The collection is mainly used for resource management and educational purposes, however, researchers are encouraged to utilize the specimens as well.
Contact: Tasha La Doux (tasha.ladoux@ucr.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSC

Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History

The UC Santa Cruz Herbarium houses more than 13,500 vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The collection focuses primarily on Santa Cruz County and the University of California Reserves but also contains important specimens from throughout California. The collection archives research and publication voucher specimens and is also a student education resource. Notable collections include those of R. Morgan (1969-2017), Dylan Neubauer, David Styer (Fort Ord National Monument collections), Neal Kramer (Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve collections), and the Bureau of Land Management (Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument collections).
Contact: Chris Lay (Administrative Director); Al Keuter (Vascular Plants Curator) (cml@ucsc.edu; akeuter@ucsc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818da9e-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File


KNFY

Klamath National Forest Herbarium

The Klamath National Forest encompasses nearly 1.7 million acres of land straddling the California and Oregon border in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountain Ranges. In the mountains to the west, the terrain is steep and rugged, while the east-side has gentler, rolling terrain of volcanic origin, sprinkled with buttes and valleys. Elevations range from 450 to 9,001 feet above sea level at Thompson Peak, on the Siskiyou-Trinity County divide. The Klamath National Forest is one of America’s most biologically diverse regions, due to the blending of four floristic provinces and boasts a center of coniferous diversity (19 species) in the Russian Wilderness. The Klamath National Forest Herbarium aims to preserve and record the many rare and endemic species unique to the region.

Herbarium contact: Erin Lonergan (erinrlonergan@fs.fed.us)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 April 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MACF

MacFadden Herbarium, Department of Biological Science, California State University Fullerton

The herbarium is named for botanist Fay A. MacFadden, who sold her extensive collection of plants to the university just prior to her death in 1964. Specimens are continually added to the collection, which number over 30,000 vascular plants, about 12,000 bryophytes, and nearly 800 lichen specimens. The collection is used as research and teaching tools by our faculty, staff, students, and other researchers.
Contact: Joshua Der (jder@fullerton.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7591c177-2bde-4641-9b60-32f68cbbd1f4
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)


MCCC

Mendocino College Coast Center Herbarium

Vascular plants, fungi (lichens and mushrooms), marine algae, mosses, rare plants, vouchers for local consultants and vouchers for Mendocino Flora by Smith and Wheeler
Contact: Teresa Sholars (tsholars@mendocino.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f1a594d4-384d-4b3d-a405-a14bed57ffcc
Digital Metadata: EML File


PGM

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

The herbarium of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History contains approximately 7,500 specimens which are concerned principally with the vascular plants of Monterey County, California and the adjacent inner coast range mountains which border it, including collections from San Benito, western Fresno, and portions of Kings County. Ninety percent of the collections are from Monterey County, California. The herbarium includes the Monterey County collections of Beatrice F. Howitt, duplicates of specimens sent to CAS and identified by J.T. Howell resulting in: The Vascular Plants of Monterey County, California by Beatrice F. Howeitt and John Thomas Howell, The Wasmann Journal of Biology, Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring 1964 and Supplement published by The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Assoc, July, 1973.

Herbarium contact: Paul Vandecarr (Vandecarr@pgmuseum.org)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 July 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File

Pasadena City College Herbarium

The Pasadena City College Herbarium, is a small collection (ca. 2,400 sheets) of vascular plants from S. California. Many of the specimens were collected during the 1920's and 1930's. Notable collectors include early collections from Annetta Carter. The collection was formally given to HNT in 2008.

Herbarium contact: Sean Lahmeyer (slahmeyer@huntington.org)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Bryophytes

The combined Herbarium of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSA) and Pomona College (POM) is a museum-quality collection of vascular plant and bryophyte specimens. With current holdings totaling over 1,230,000 specimens, the Herbarium is the third largest in California. The Herbarium is recognized throughout the world for its strength in documenting the diversity, distribution, variation, and ecology of more than 6,500 species of flowering plants, conifers, and ferns in California, which constitutes nearly 50% of the total collection.
Contact: Mare Nazaire, Administrative Curator (mnazaire@rsabg.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 June 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


RSA

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Herbarium

The combined Herbarium of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSA) and Pomona College (POM) is a museum-quality collection of vascular plant and bryophyte specimens. With current holdings totaling over 1,230,000 specimens, the Herbarium is the third largest in California. The Herbarium is recognized throughout the world for its strength in documenting the diversity, distribution, variation, and ecology of more than 6,500 species of flowering plants, conifers, and ferns in California, which constitutes nearly 50% of the total collection. The holdings from Southern California exceed 250,000 and are unsurpassed by any other herbarium. Approximately 95% of the collection is composed of mounted sheets and filed according to a standardized system of classification. Ancillary collections that augment the collection include a cone & fruit collection, wood collection, fluid preserved collection, and pollen and anatomy slide collection.
Contact: Mare Nazaire, Administrative Curator (mnazaire@rsabg.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 June 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CLARK

Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Clark Herbarium

The Clark Herbarium (founded in 1949) serves as a reference library to the plant diversity and changes of Southern California. With almost 10,000 specimens, the Clark Herbarium includes dry botanical mounts, most of which were collected from the Riverside region and surrounding counties by J. C. Roos and other botanists between 1920 and 1990. A small collection of lichens and fungi was assembled during the 1930s by Edmund C. Jaeger, and was later donated to the Museum during his tenure as Curator of Plants. All these materials now represent an important database describing the distribution of native plant species in the southwestern U.S., which is now a vastly altered environmental setting. James Bryant, former curator, retired.
Contact: Brenda Focht (BFOCHT@riversideca.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


OBI

Robert F. Hoover Herbarium, Cal Poly State University

The Hoover Herbarium houses 85,000+ specimens of vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The geographic focus is San Luis Obispo County, California. The collection also includes many specimens from other areas of California, other states of the US, particularly Arizona, and some from other regions of the world, especially Mexico. Emphasis areas in the collection include Asteraceae, Lupinus, and cultivated Eucalyptus. Major collections include Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977). The collection is used extensively in undergraduate teaching and training.

Important Collections: Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977)
Contact: Jenn Yost, Director and Assistant Professor (jyost@calpoly.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818d95b-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File


SDSU

San Diego State University Herbarium

The San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU) is a depository of over 22,000 pressed and mounted plant specimens used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is: 1) to serve as voucher documentation for research projects; 2) to serve as resources for plant identification; and 3) to serve as exemplars in plant courses. In addition, the herbarium both receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research. The herbarium collection specializes in land plant specimens from San Diego County, California, and Baja California, with some collections from Australia, Chile, and the south Pacific.
Contact: Michael Simpson, Curator (sdsuherbarium@sdsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818d002-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File


SD

SD Herbarium, San Diego Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum Department of Botany focuses on biodiversity, evolutionary history research, and documentation of the flora in Southern California, Baja California, and adjacent areas. With a collection dating back to the 1870s, the SD Herbarium is invaluable as a scientific resource that documents regional plant populations and has been used for basic natural history research. Botanists with regional colleges, universities, and museums utilize the collections for their own research and for student projects, both by visiting the collection in person and/or through loans. The SD Herbarium houses over 270,000 accessioned specimens, all of which have been databased. Specimens from southern California account for nearly half of our collection and about 20% of our collection is from Baja California. Nearly all San Diego County and Baja California records have been georeferenced (99%). The Botany Department maintains two web sites that serve researchers with searching and mapping pages, checklists, voucher images, data input forms for collectors, and other tools for using our collections. SDPlantAtlas.org serves researchers interested in the plants of California’s San Diego and Imperial Counties. BajaFlora.org serves the needs of researchers interested in the plants of the two states of Baja, Mexico, consolidating the SD collections and the collections of the two primary herbaria in Baja.
Contact: Layla Aerne Hains (laerne@sdnhm.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 October 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


SPIF

Sierra Pacific Industries-Forestry

The Forestry Division of Sierra Pacific Industries manages ±1.7 million acres in northern California. The majority of the collection results from rare plant surveys within forestland and associated habitats, accompanied by various plot based studies, and includes both rare and common species. Our targeted list of endangered/threatened/rare plants comprises ±400 species. In addition to protecting rare plants as part of a long-term management strategy, we also conduct forest and watershed research.
Contact: Len Lindstrand III (LLindstrand@spi-ind.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 April 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)

Specimens Being Processed

This dataset contains data of specimens that are being processed and are not yet accessible to the public.
Contact:
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a0da624a-2c99-45f7-970a-844276046fea
Digital Metadata: EML File


GMDRC

Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center

The Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center Herbarium is used primarily as a teaching herbarium for visiting researchers and classes. This facility is part of the University of California's Natural Reserve System, which serves a mission of promoting a better understanding and wise management of arid lands, especially the California deserts. This regional herbarium holds specimens from the eastern Sierra Nevada, Mojave, Great Basin, and Sonoran Desert bioregions, with the primary focus being the east Mojave Desert of California. Our collection is completely databased (Filemaker Pro) and available upon request.
Jim André, Director.
Tasha La Doux (tasha.ladoux@ucr.edu), Assistant Director.
Contact: Jim André/Tasha La Doux (gmdrc@ucr.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


DAV

UC Davis Herbarium

University of California, Davis herbarium collections are worldwide, with emphasis on California, North America, and neotropics (especially Ecuador and Baja California); Quercus, Fagaceae, and Arctostaphylos, Ericaceae of New World; Euphorbiaceae; Poaceae; Clarkia (Onagraceae); Lycianthes and Lycopersicon (Solanaceae); Stephanomeria and tarweed genera (Asteraceae); Navarretia (Polemoniaceae); Allium (Alliaceae); Trifolium (Fabaceae);Prunus (Rosaceae); Central Valley of California vernal pool species; weedy and poisonous species of California and Mediterranean-climate regions; range plants of California; alpine flora of western North America. Size of collection: 320,000 specimens, 50% from California.
Contact: Teri Barry (tcbarry@ucdavis.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cc54a5fd-2e20-4ea6-8871-b2af436d9de3
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCJEPS

University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley

Established in 1895 around a core of preserved plant specimens that were collected by William Brewer on the California Geological Survey of 1860 to 1864, the University Herbarium (UC) includes 2,200,000 specimens from land plants, algae, lichens, and fungi.

Established in 1950 by a bequest from Willis Linn Jepson, the Jepson Herbarium (JEPS) includes over 100,000 vascular plant specimens from California.

Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 October 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File

University Herbarium, Epling Collection, University of California, Berkeley

Epling Lamiaceae specimens and types transferred to the University Herbarium at Berkeley in 1977 from the University of California at Los Angeles, to be cited as LA in UC. These specimens have not been assigned a UC accession number and retain their original LA accessions.
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 April 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSB

University of California Santa Barbara Herbarium

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Herbarium has approximately 120,000 herbarium specimens of vascular plants, lichens, bryophytes, and marine macroalgae. The herbarium is housed at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration on the campus of UCSB. The vascular plant collection consist mainly of specimens from Santa Barbara County, including the northern Channel Islands, with many additional collections from San Luis Obispo, Kern, and Ventura Counties, the southern Sierra Nevada region, southern California, and northern Mexico. Special collections include the J. R. Haller pine collection (5,000 specimens), with emphasis on population-level sampling of many western North American pine species, and the Cornelius H. Muller oak collection, with ca. 7,000 specimens from the USA and Mexico. Also conserved in the herbarium are ca. 69,000 slide preparations and spirit collections of Vernon I. Cheadle and Katherine Esau. There are 43 type specimens of plants and marine macroalgae, and ca. 550 kleptotypes of Quercus collected from major American and European herbaria by C. H. Muller in the 1960s. Incorporated collections include the Santa Rosa Island Reserve (SCIR) herbarium (1,500) and the marine macroalgae of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (1,035), which contains some of the earliest collections of California seaweeds. Greg Wahlert is the current collections manager. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow the second edition of the Jepson Manual (Baldwin et al., 2012).
Contact: Greg Wahlert (wahlert@ccber.ucsb.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f7e112f9-92c5-455c-a6c4-709b0f8d7f73
Digital Metadata: EML File


IRVC

University of California, Irvine Herbarium

Western U.S., especially southern California and Orange County; Baja California, Mexico. Size of collection: 35,000 vascular plant specimens, 5000 lichens, and 280 algae. 86% from California.
Contact: Rebecca Crowe (rcrowe@uci.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: fbf9653f-f51b-4e99-9820-d65161437a24
Digital Metadata: EML File


LA

University of California, Los Angeles Herbarium

The UCLA Herbarium (LA) was founded in ca. 1930, and contains approximately 200,000 specimens, almost entirely dried vascular plants. The herbarium contains the collections of notable UCLA biologists such as Carl Epling, Harlan Lewis, Peter Raven, Martin Cody, Henry J. Thompson, Jonathan Sauer, Elizabeth McClintock, and Mildred Mathias. The core of the collection (ca. 146,000 specimens) contains specimens from North America (60%), Europe (23%), the Pacific (7%), South America (5%), Asia (3%), and Africa (2%). The UCLA Herbarium also maintains a large collection of cultivated plants (ca. 11,000), a Santa Monica Mountains Collection (ca. 8,300 specimens), a Baja California Collection (ca. 2400 specimens), and a Type Collection (298 specimens).
Contact: Thomas Huggins, Collections Manager (huggins@ucla.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a70436a2-dfaa-482e-88e0-5193a66b0bfc
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCR-Lichens

University of California, Riverside Herbarium - Lichens

Contact: Andrew Sanders (Andrew.Sanders@ucr.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 June 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCR

University of California, Riverside Herbarium - Vascular Plants

Contact: Andrew Sanders (Andrew.Sanders@ucr.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 October 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


SFSU

Vascular Plants of the Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University

The Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University maintains over 113,000 specimens. Its primary research focus is mycological, but there are roughly 10,000 vascular plant specimens. Most vascular plant specimens were collected from approximately the 1990s to 2010s by Bob Patterson, V. Thomas Parker, and their students. Special vascular plant collections of SFSU include the California Polemoniaceae, an robust collection of most Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) taxa, and a current collection focus on taxonomically diverse genera of the California Floristic Province such as Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae) and Eriogonum (Polygonaceae). The vascular plant collection is curated by Jason T. Cantley.
Contact: Jason T. Cantley (cantley@sfsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5805f8f3-2733-4c87-bca8-0fd1644490c2
Digital Metadata: EML File


VVC

Victor Valley College

A. Louise Baartz Memorial Herbarium. A. Louise Baartz was a former biology professor at Victor Valley College who began an herbarium collection under the supervision of Dr. Wilbur Mayhew of the University of California at Riverside. In 1973 she registered the Victor Valley College herbarium collection, then with only around 300 specimens, with the California Department of Agriculture. The collection now contains 5,000+ (2,000+ accessioned and georeferenced) specimens from the Mojave Desert, San Bernardino Mountains, the southeastern Sierra Nevada, southern San Joaquin Valley, and southeastern Arizona.

Herbarium contact: Tim Thomas (timthom@verizon.net)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0c1e4e54-bb97-439b-8804-dd9d77a2ab0e
Digital Metadata: EML File


YM-YOSE

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park Herbarium is a significant regional collection, with 8,000 specimens, dating from the early part of the 20th century to the present with the bulk of specimens dating from the 1920s to the 1960s. This is an actively growing herbarium, with over 3,000 vascular plant specimens added in the last ten years. The herbarium is a valuable component of the park's museum collections and is an essential tool for resource management: fire management, exotics programs, and vegetation management. It is also a valuable source of information to the scientific community about Yosemite's complex flora. Access to the collections is granted to researchers by advance appointment.

Herbarium contact: Sara Hay (sara_hay@nps.gov)
Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File