Missouri Botanical Garden (MO)

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium is one of the world’s outstanding research resources for specimens and information on bryophytes and vascular plants. The collection is limited to these two major groups of plants. As of 31 December 2015 the collection had 6.66 million specimens (6.1 million vascular plants and 563,000 bryophytes). This specimen dataset includes over 4.4 million records (4.0 million vascular plants and 300,000 bryophytes).
Contacts: James Solomon, jim.solomon@mobot.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 July 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Collection Statistics
  • 238,940 specimen records
  • 175,540 (73%) georeferenced
  • 66,036 (28%) with images (82,641 total images)
  • 198,720 (83%) identified to species
  • 52 families
  • 440 genera
  • 9,487 species
  • 9,494 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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