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 (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818e471-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File
Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium, San Jose State University
Department of Biological Sciences
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA   95192-0100
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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  • Darlingtonia (3)
  • Sarracenia (1)