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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  • Amsinckia (27)
  • Borago (2)
  • Bourreria (3)
  • Coldenia (6)
  • Cordia (2)
  • Cryptantha (109)
  • Cynoglossum (9)
  • Draperia (3)
  • Echidiocarya (1)
  • Echium (2)
  • Ehretia (2)
  • Ellisia (1)
  • Emmenanthe (9)
  • Eriodictyon (55)
  • Eritrichium (2)
  • Eucrypta (8)
  • Euploca (2)
  • Hackelia (36)
  • Heliotropium (10)
  • Hesperochiron (6)
  • Hydrolea (1)
  • Hydrophyllum (13)
  • Lappula (7)
  • Lithospermum (6)
  • Mertensia (16)
  • Myosotis (12)
  • Nama (19)
  • Nemophila (30)
  • Oreocarya (4)
  • Pectocarya (19)
  • Phacelia (185)
  • Pholisma (3)
  • Pholistoma (8)
  • Plagiobothrys (86)
  • Romanzoffia (2)
  • Tiquilia (8)
  • Tournefortia (2)