SJSU - Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium, San Jose State University (SJSU)

Founded in 1945 by Dr. Carl Sharsmith, the herbarium at San Jose State University houses a collection of more than 18,500 dried plant specimens. Many specimens were collected over Dr. Sharsmith's long career as a university professor and natural history ranger at Yosemite National Park. The collection is actively curated with approximately 500 new specimens being added every year.
Contacts: Lars Rosengreen, Curator (lars.rosengreen@sjsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818e471-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium, San Jose State University
Department of Biological Sciences
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA   95192-0100
USA
(408)-924-4830
Collection Statistics
  • 15,993 specimen records
  • 9,427 (59%) georeferenced
  • 14,563 (91%) with images (14,564 total images)
  • 15,865 (99%) identified to species
  • 246 families
  • 1,579 genera
  • 5,198 species
  • 6,021 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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  • Acamptopappus (3)
  • Achillea (24)
  • Achyrachaena (1)
  • Acourtia (1)
  • Adenocaulon (6)
  • Adenophyllum (4)
  • Adenostyles (2)
  • Ageratina (12)
  • Agoseris (30)
  • Alvordia (1)
  • Amauriopsis (1)
  • Ambrosia (41)
  • Amphipappus (2)
  • Anaphalis (11)
  • Ancistrocarphus (2)
  • Anisocarpus (3)
  • Anisocoma (4)
  • Antennaria (67)
  • Anthemis (2)
  • Arctium (1)
  • Arida (1)
  • Arnica (40)
  • Artemisia (50)
  • Aster (18)
  • Atrichoseris (4)
  • Baccharis (18)
  • Bahia (1)
  • Bahiopsis (6)
  • Baileya (12)
  • Balsamorhiza (10)
  • Bebbia (5)
  • Bellis (1)
  • Berlandiera (3)
  • Bidens (8)
  • Blennosperma (3)
  • Blepharipappus (6)
  • Blepharizonia (2)
  • Brickellia (19)
  • Cacaliopsis (1)
  • Calendula (1)
  • Calycadenia (6)
  • Calycoseris (1)
  • Calyptocarpus (1)
  • Carduus (6)
  • Carphochaete (3)
  • Carthamus (1)
  • Centaurea (11)
  • Centromadia (14)
  • Chaenactis (50)
  • Chaetopappa (3)
  • Chiliotrichum (1)
  • Chloracantha (3)
  • Chrysanthemum (1)
  • Chrysothamnus (20)
  • Cichorium (1)
  • Cirsium (51)
  • Conyza (2)
  • Coreocarpus (6)
  • Coreopsis (1)
  • Corethrogyne (9)
  • Cotula (5)
  • Crepis (36)
  • Crocidium (3)
  • Deinandra (15)
  • Delairea (4)
  • Dicoria (1)
  • Dieteria (14)
  • Dimorphotheca (2)
  • Dittrichia (1)
  • Dubautia (2)
  • Dyssodia (2)
  • Eastwoodia (3)
  • Eclipta (1)
  • Elephantopus (1)
  • Encelia (19)
  • Enceliopsis (3)
  • Engelmannia (1)
  • Erechtites (1)
  • Ericameria (99)
  • Erigeron (148)
  • Eriophyllum (69)
  • Eucephalus (5)
  • Eupatorium (15)
  • Euphrosyne (1)
  • Eurybia (11)
  • Euthamia (5)
  • Felicia (2)
  • Gaillardia (9)
  • Galinsoga (1)
  • Gamochaeta (5)
  • Gazania (1)
  • Geraea (6)
  • Glebionis (2)
  • Glyptopleura (2)
  • Gnaphalium (12)
  • Grindelia (33)
  • Guardiola (1)
  • Gutierrezia (18)
  • Gymnosperma (2)
  • Haplopappus (12)
  • Harmonia (1)
  • Hazardia (10)
  • Hecastocleis (1)
  • Hedypnois (3)
  • Helenium (6)
  • Helianthella (7)
  • Helianthus (23)
  • Heliomeris (2)
  • Heliopsis (2)
  • Helminthotheca (2)
  • Hemizonella (8)
  • Hemizonia (9)
  • Hesperevax (1)
  • Heterotheca (22)
  • Hieracium (17)
  • Hofmeisteria (1)
  • Holocarpha (12)
  • Homogyne (2)
  • Hulsea (9)
  • Hymenopappus (8)
  • Hymenothrix (3)
  • Hymenoxys (20)
  • Hypochaeris (9)
  • Isocoma (9)
  • Iva (3)
  • Jaumea (1)
  • Jensia (2)
  • Kuhnia (1)
  • Kyhosia (1)
  • Lactuca (6)
  • Lagascea (3)
  • Lagophylla (4)
  • Laphamia (1)
  • Lapsana (1)
  • Lasthenia (51)
  • Layia (51)
  • Leontodon (4)
  • Lepidospartum (3)
  • Leptosyne (28)
  • Lessingia (22)
  • Leucanthemum (2)
  • Liatris (6)
  • Logfia (10)
  • Luina (1)
  • Lygodesmia (1)
  • Machaeranthera (2)
  • Madia (42)
  • Malacothrix (24)
  • Malperia (1)
  • Matricaria (3)
  • Melampodium (7)
  • Micropus (9)
  • Microseris (15)
  • Mikania (1)
  • Monolopia (18)
  • Monoptilon (4)
  • Montanoa (1)
  • Nicolletia (6)
  • Nothocalais (3)
  • Oreostemma (6)
  • Orochaenactis (2)
  • Osmadenia (1)
  • Packera (39)
  • Palafoxia (13)
  • Parthenium (5)
  • Pectis (9)
  • Pentachaeta (4)
  • Perezia (2)
  • Pericome (1)
  • Perityle (14)
  • Petasites (10)
  • Peucephyllum (4)
  • Phalacroseris (5)
  • Piqueria (1)
  • Pleiacanthus (2)
  • Pleurocoronis (1)
  • Pluchea (5)
  • Polymnia (1)
  • Porophyllum (2)
  • Prenanthella (2)
  • Prenanthes (3)
  • Psathyrotes (6)
  • Pseudelephantopus (1)
  • Pseudobahia (4)
  • Pseudognaphalium (35)
  • Psilocarphus (6)
  • Psilostrophe (3)
  • Pyrrocoma (12)
  • Rafinesquia (8)
  • Raillardella (6)
  • Ratibida (8)
  • Rigiopappus (6)
  • Rudbeckia (5)
  • Sagina (1)
  • Sanvitalia (1)
  • Saussurea (4)
  • Sclerocarpus (1)
  • Scolymus (2)
  • Senecio (86)
  • Sericocarpus (1)
  • Silphium (1)
  • Silybum (1)
  • Simsia (1)
  • Solidago (49)
  • Soliva (2)
  • Sonchus (4)
  • Sphaeromeria (6)
  • Stebbinsoseris (3)
  • Stenotus (2)
  • Stephanomeria (21)
  • Stylocline (5)
  • Symphyotrichum (44)
  • Syntrichopappus (5)
  • Tanacetum (6)
  • Taraxacum (3)
  • Tetradymia (13)
  • Thelesperma (6)
  • Thymophylla (3)
  • Townsendia (5)
  • Tragopogon (5)
  • Trichoptilium (6)
  • Tridax (1)
  • Tripleurospermum (1)
  • Trixis (12)
  • Uropappus (8)
  • Venegasia (1)
  • Verbesina (5)
  • Vernonia (3)
  • Viguiera (7)
  • Wedelia (1)
  • Wyethia (21)
  • Xanthisma (4)
  • Xanthium (4)
  • Xylorhiza (5)
  • Zinnia (7)