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Collection Profile for: OBI - Robert F. Hoover Herbarium, Cal Poly State University (OBI)

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The Hoover Herbarium houses 85,000+ specimens of vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The geographic focus is San Luis Obispo County, California. The collection also includes many specimens from other areas of California, other states of the US, particularly Arizona, and some from other regions of the world, especially Mexico. Emphasis areas in the collection include Asteraceae, Lupinus, and cultivated Eucalyptus. Major collections include Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977). The collection is used extensively in undergraduate teaching and training.

Important Collections: Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977)

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Contacts:

GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/f56df26e-73f5-4d37-bfed-3d46c0834e82

Address:

Robert F. Hoover Herbarium
Biological Sciences Department, California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA   93407-0401
USA
(805) 756-5869

Collection Statistics

  • 95,100 specimen records
  • 66,832 (70%) georeferenced
  • 83,132 (87%) with images (83,499 total images)
  • 102 GenBank genetic references
  • 91,179 (96%) identified to species
  • 402 families
  • 2,686 genera
  • 11,565 species
  • 14,348 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 27 February 2024
Global Unique Identifier: 3818d95b-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata:EML File
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