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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  • Acaena (2)
  • Adenostoma (7)
  • Agrimonia (2)
  • Alchemilla (2)
  • Amelanchier (20)
  • Aphanes (1)
  • Aronia (3)
  • Aruncus (1)
  • Cercocarpus (16)
  • Chaenomeles (1)
  • Chamaebatia (4)
  • Chamaebatiaria (3)
  • Chamaerhodos (1)
  • Coleogyne (3)
  • Comarum (4)
  • Cotoneaster (3)
  • Crataegus (3)
  • Cydonia (1)
  • Dasiphora (8)
  • Dryas (8)
  • Drymocallis (19)
  • Duchesnea (3)
  • Fallugia (1)
  • Filipendula (4)
  • Fragaria (15)
  • Geum (17)
  • Heteromeles (3)
  • Holodiscus (14)
  • Horkelia (21)
  • Horkeliella (2)
  • Ivesia (19)
  • Jamesia (1)
  • Luetkea (2)
  • Lyonothamnus (2)
  • Malus (1)
  • Oemleria (9)
  • Osteomeles (1)
  • Petrophytum (1)
  • Physocarpus (5)
  • Potentilla (55)
  • Poteridium (2)
  • Poterium (2)
  • Prunus (46)
  • Purshia (16)
  • Pyrus (2)
  • Quillaja (1)
  • Rosa (33)
  • Rubus (31)
  • Sanguisorba (6)
  • Sibbaldia (4)
  • Sorbus (8)
  • Spiraea (14)