CAS - California Academy of Sciences Vascular Plants (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.
Contacts: Emily Magnaghi,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 January 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 613,451 specimen records
  • 116,401 (19%) georeferenced
  • 99,500 (16%) with images (219,982 total images)
  • 581,385 (95%) identified to species
  • 386 families
  • 5,404 genera
  • 35,322 species
  • 40,462 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics