University of Kansas Ronald L. McGregor Herbarium - Pteridophytes (KANU)
Housing approximately 445,000 specimens, including 400,000 vascular plant specimens, 40,000 lichens, and smaller holdings of bryophytes and non-lichenized fungi, the R. L. McGregor Herbarium (KANU) is dedicated to the study of the flora of the Great Plains, the grassland biome of central North America. The greater part of vascular plant and lichen specimens deposited in KANU represent the flora of the Great Plains and herbarium staff is involved in taxonomic and floristic studies of the region. Our goal is to expand our understanding of past and current botanical diversity of the Great Plains and to preserve this knowledge for the future. Specimens are digitized using Specify 6. To date, approximately 300,000 (67%) of all holdings have been computerized; of these, approximately 105,000 vascular plant specimens have been imaged, as well.
Collection Manager: Caleb Morse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Curator: Craig Freeman, email@example.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 October 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Access Rights: http://biodiversity.ku.edu/research/university-kansas-biodiversity-institute-data-publication-and-use-norms
Cite this collection:
University of Kansas Ronald L. McGregor Herbarium - Pteridophytes. Occurrence dataset (ID: 419b5550-3df2-4d4b-8d28-d89df946c6c0) accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal, /portal, 2023-03-31).
University of Kansas
Bridwell Botanical Research Lab
2045 Constant Ave
Lawrence, KS 66047
The PCC, and this data portal, were made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) program, grant numbers 1802504, 1802352, 1802134, 1802033, 1802270, 1802255, 1802239, 1802446, 1802305.
The pteridoportal taxonomic thesaurus is based on the Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World, generously provided by Michael Hassler.