LA - University of California, Los Angeles Herbarium (LA)

The UCLA Herbarium (LA) was founded in ca. 1930, and contains approximately 150,000 specimens, almost entirely dried vascular plants. The herbarium contains collections of notable UCLA biologists such as Carl Epling, Margaret and Harlan Lewis, Peter H. Raven, Martin Cody, Henry J. Thompson, Jonathan Sauer, Joseph Andorfer Ewan, Elizabeth McClintock, Mildred E. Mathias, Lawrence L. Kiefer, Barbara Joe Hoshizaki and Barry A. Prigge. The core of the collection contains specimens collected between 1915-1965 from North America (65%), Europe (5%), the Pacific (10%), South America (10%), Asia (9%), and Africa (1%). The UCLA Herbarium also maintains a large collection of cultivated plants (ca. 11,000), a Santa Monica Mountains Collection and Los Angeles Basin (ca. 11,000 specimens), a Baja California Collection (ca. 3,000 specimens), and a Type Collection (400 specimens). Additional collection strengths include the Lamiaceae, Loasaceae, and Onagraceae clades.

Curator: Anthony Baniaga,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a70436a2-dfaa-482e-88e0-5193a66b0bfc
Digital Metadata: EML File
University of California, Los Angeles Herbarium
1035 Terasaki Life Science Bldg, University of California, Los Angeles
610 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA   90095-1606
Collection Statistics
  • 66,686 specimen records
  • 25,070 (38%) georeferenced
  • 49,773 (75%) with images (50,048 total images)
  • 43,819 (66%) identified to species
  • 216 families
  • 1,474 genera
  • 6,559 species
  • 8,448 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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