Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM-YU)

Founded in 1864 by Daniel Cady Eaton from his personal library and plant collection, the Yale Herbarium is an internationally recognized repository with holdings of approximately 350,000 specimens from throughout the world. There are an estimated 6,000 type specimens. The collection is particularly rich in ferns, bryophytes and grasses, as well as in historically important materials from early botanical collectors. In addition, it was the herbarium of record for the flora of southern New England from 1864 until 1955, when that function passed to the University of Connecticut at Storrs.
Senior Collections Manager: Patrick Sweeney, patrick.sweeney@yale.edu, 203-432-3537
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 44b6a77e-4e99-4761-83ca-f6af93a7d0d9
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: http://peabody.yale.edu/about-us/terms-use-what-you-need-know
Cite this collection:
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Occurrence dataset (ID: 44b6a77e-4e99-4761-83ca-f6af93a7d0d9) accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal, pteridoportal.org/portal, 2024-06-25).
Collection Statistics
  • 20,440 specimen records
  • 11,171 (55%) georeferenced
  • 19,642 (96%) with images (19,642 total images)
  • 17,297 (85%) identified to species
  • 56 families
  • 295 genera
  • 3,656 species
  • 3,877 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics