UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Wesley E. Niles Herbarium (UNLV)

Founded in 1970 by Dr. Wesley E. Niles, the herbarium now holds about 70,000 specimens. Its primary focus is the vascular plant diversity in the Mojave Desert regions of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and California. Important collections include those of T. Ackerman (Desert National Wildlife Refuge); J. C. Beatley (Nevada Test Site); V. Bostick (central and southern Nevada); D. Charlet (Nevada); I.W. Clokey (Spring Mountains); M.Kurzius, D. Schramm, P. Peterson, and C. Annabel (Death Valley, California, and Nevada); S. Meyer (southern Nevada); A. Tiehm, A. Pinzl, and H. Mozingo (central and northern Nevada); W. Niles, P. Leary, J. Holland, and J. Alexander (Nevada, California, and Arizona), and L. Stark (bryophytes of southwestern deserts).
Contacts: Llo Stark, lrs@unlv.nevada.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 September 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 66,101 specimen records
  • 3,460 (5%) georeferenced
  • 1,995 (3%) with images (1,995 total images)
  • 64,349 (97%) identified to species
  • 213 families
  • 1,514 genera
  • 6,597 species
  • 9,365 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics