University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Wesley E. Niles Herbarium (UNLV)

Founded in 1970 by Dr. Wesley E. Niles, the herbarium now holds about 70,000 specimens. Its primary focus is the vascular plant diversity in the Mojave Desert regions of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and California. Important collections include those of T. Ackerman (Desert National Wildlife Refuge); J. C. Beatley (Nevada Test Site); V. Bostick (central and southern Nevada); D. Charlet (Nevada); I.W. Clokey (Spring Mountains); M.Kurzius, D. Schramm, P. Peterson, and C. Annabel (Death Valley, California, and Nevada); S. Meyer (southern Nevada); A. Tiehm, A. Pinzl, and H. Mozingo (central and northern Nevada); W. Niles, P. Leary, J. Holland, and J. Alexander (Nevada, California, and Arizona), and L. Stark (bryophytes of southwestern deserts).
Contacts: Kathryn Birgy (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bdfbd203-be3f-4e21-a494-ba44e5a5d7f7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Wesley E. Niles Herbarium
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Life Sciences
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada   89154-4004
(702) 895-3269
Collection Statistics
  • 66,076 specimen records
  • 48 (0.07%) georeferenced
  • 60,723 (92%) identified to species
  • 213 families
  • 1,497 genera
  • 6,571 species
  • 8,615 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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