Field Museum of Natural History (F-Botany)

Additional electronic access to F database is available at: Specialty: Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.
Collections Manager: Kimberly Hansen,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 September 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
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Collection Statistics
  • 484,459 specimen records
  • 37,039 (8%) georeferenced
  • 407,977 (84%) with images (474,064 total images)
  • 429,161 (89%) identified to species
  • 328 families
  • 5,532 genera
  • 74,579 species
  • 78,397 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Cyclopeltis (97)
  • Lomariopsis (115)
  • Nephrolepis (355)