University of California - Santa Barbara Herbarium (UCSB)

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
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
University of California, Santa Barbara Herbarium
The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, University of California
Santa Barbara, CA   93106
USA
(805) 893-2401
Collection Statistics
  • 44,751 specimen records
  • 20,730 (46%) georeferenced
  • 42,104 (94%) with images
  • 41,867 (94%) identified to species
  • 172 families
  • 1,013 genera
  • 3,857 species
  • 4,716 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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