University of Texas Herbarium (TEX)

The University of Texas Herbarium (TEX) is part of the Plant Resources Center, which houses the combined herbaria of TEX and the Lundell Herbarium (LL). The combined PRC collections include over one million specimens from all parts of the world and represent the fifth largest university herbarium in the United States (with the fourth largest university collection of vascular plants). The two herbaria (TEX and LL) are completely integrated and interfiled, although each sheet is marked as to its herbarium and should be cited as such. The University of Texas Herbarium itself, with close to 700,000 specimens, dates to the 1890s and is especially strong in Texas and Mexican specimens. It has been associated with a plant systematics graduate program that has been one of the strongest in the U.S. since the 1960s, and the research interests of faculty, staff and graduate students have led to very strong representation of Asteraceae, Fabaceae, and Rhamnaceae, among other families, as well as the Chihuahuan Desert region (Mexico and the U.S.) and the mountains and plains of northeastern Mexico. All new specimens received into the Plant Resources Center are now accessioned into TEX.
Contact: Tom Wendt (twendt@austin.utexas.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 March 2017
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Address:
University of Texas at Austin
Plant Resources Center
Main BuildingRoom 127
110 Inner Campus Drive Stop F0404
Austin, TX   78712-1711
USA
512-471-5904
Collection Statistics:
  • 159,080 specimen records
  • 36,982 (23%) georeferenced
  • 96,684 (61%) with images
  • 135,183 (85%) identified to species
  • 210 families
  • 1,370 genera
  • 4,786 species
  • 4,786 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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