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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  • Anelsonia (1)
  • Arabis (15)
  • Athysanus (3)
  • Barbarea (9)
  • Berteroa (1)
  • Biscutella (2)
  • Boechera (45)
  • Brassica (8)
  • Cakile (3)
  • Cardamine (21)
  • Caulanthus (18)
  • Cochlearia (3)
  • Conringia (1)
  • Cusickiella (3)
  • Dentaria (1)
  • Descurainia (16)
  • Dithyrea (9)
  • Draba (46)
  • Dryopetalon (2)
  • Erysimum (34)
  • Hutchinsia (3)
  • Idahoa (3)
  • Isatis (1)
  • Kernera (2)
  • Lepidium (42)
  • Lesquerella (3)
  • Lobularia (2)
  • Lunaria (3)
  • Lyrocarpa (1)
  • Matthiola (2)
  • Nasturtium (2)
  • Parrya (1)
  • Phoenicaulis (5)
  • Physaria (9)
  • Polyctenium (1)
  • Rorippa (10)
  • Sibara (1)
  • Sinapis (4)
  • Sisymbrium (11)
  • Smelowskia (4)
  • Stanleya (5)
  • Streptanthella (5)
  • Streptanthus (31)
  • Subularia (4)
  • Thelypodium (4)
  • Thlaspi (8)
  • Thysanocarpus (14)
  • Tropidocarpum (3)
  • Turritis (2)