United States National Herbarium (US)

This dataset contains only Pacific Island database records. The United States National Herbarium was founded in 1848, when the first collections were accessioned from the United States Exploring Expedition (50,000 specimens of 10,000 species). Current holdings total 5 million specimens, making this collection among the ten largest in the world representing about 8% of the plant collection resources of the United States.

Melinda Peters, Acquisitions and Exchange, petersm@si.edu
Meghann Toner, Herbarium Manager/Visitors, Interim Loans Officer, tonerm@si.edu
Joseph Kirkbride, kirkbridej@si.edu
Contacts: Rusty Russell, Program Director for Collectio, russellr@si.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 April 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Smithsonian Institution
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
United States National Herbarium
Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, District of Columbia   20013-7012
United States
[1] 202/ 633-0920
Collection Statistics
  • 85,217 specimen records
  • 6,118 (7%) georeferenced
  • 48,869 (57%) identified to species
  • 502 families
  • 1,678 genera
  • 4,805 species
  • 5,094 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics