CSU Chico – Chico State Herbarium - Vascular Plants (CHSC-VascularPlants)

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
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
The Chico State Herbarium
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA   95929-0515
(530)-898-5381
Collection Statistics
  • 111,558 specimen records
  • 90,922 (82%) georeferenced
  • 574 (0.51%) with images
  • 97,988 (88%) identified to species
  • 283 families
  • 2,370 genera
  • 11,043 species
  • 14,648 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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