California Academy of Sciences (CAS-BOT-BC)

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: 24 May 2019
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 538,900 specimen records
  • 190,079 (35%) georeferenced
  • 510,012 (95%) identified to species
  • 363 families
  • 4,542 genera
  • 28,463 species
  • 32,748 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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