Clifton Smith Herbarium, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG)

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.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818e0aa-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File
Clifton Smith Herbarium, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Department of Conservation and Research
1200 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA   93105
(805)-682-4726 ext. 124
Collection Statistics
  • 135,640 specimen records
  • 118,635 (87%) georeferenced
  • 12,593 (9%) with images
  • 129,162 (95%) identified to species
  • 230 families
  • 1,707 genera
  • 7,601 species
  • 9,753 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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