Universidad del Valle de Guatemala - Herbario UVAL (UVG-UVAL)

The UVAL Herbarium was created in 1974 for education. In 1990, a formal reference collection was established and became the official herbarium of the Del Valle University of Guatemala. It currently has more than 20,000 records, among ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. The main objective is to be a collection of the Guatemalan flora, open to the public, used as a reference for various studies by students and researchers. The main interests are tropical taxonomy, ethnobiology, ecology, and forests restoration.

Contacts: María Renée Alvarez, mralvarez@uvg.edu.gt
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 May 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 3,181 specimen records
  • 2,848 (90%) georeferenced
  • 1,155 (36%) with images (1,257 total images)
  • 2,394 (75%) identified to species
  • 105 families
  • 474 genera
  • 908 species
  • 919 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution - Nicaragua
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