UCSC Herbarium, Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

The UCSC Herbarium houses approximately 10,000 vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The collection focuses primarily on specimens from within Santa Cruz County and the University of California Reserves but also contains collections from the rest of California and from other states and countries. The collection archives research and publication voucher specimens and is also a student education resource. Notable collections include those of R. Morgan (1969-present) and David Styer (Fort Ord National Monument, 2006-present).
Contact: Chris Lay, Administrative Director (cml@ucsc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a1b0d780-ac6c-4665-a084-01266edf038a
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics:
  • 9,731 specimen records
  • 1,870 (19%) georeferenced
  • 8,417 (86%) identified to species
  • 168 families
  • 719 genera
  • 1,933 species
  • 2,462 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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