Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

The BRIT herbarium contains approximately 1,445,000 plant specimens from around the world, making it one of the largest herbaria in the United States.
Contacts: Alejandra Vasco, avascog@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 January 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Cite this collection:
Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Occurrence dataset (ID: ee036930-aebf-4b7a-a304-4b3f9f27a833) http://pteridoportal.org/portal/content/dwca/BRIT_DwC-A.zip accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal, /portal, 2023-01-27).
Collection Statistics
  • 23,843 specimen records
  • 4,054 (17%) georeferenced
  • 18,941 (79%) with images (18,948 total images)
  • 21,943 (92%) identified to species
  • 52 families
  • 305 genera
  • 2,939 species
  • 3,259 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Acrostichum (57)
  • Actiniopteris (2)
  • Adiantopsis (7)
  • Adiantum (796)
  • Aleuritopteris (4)
  • Allosorus (3)
  • Ananthacorus (1)
  • Anetium (2)
  • Anogramma (19)
  • Antrophyum (33)
  • Argyrochosma (24)
  • Aspidotis (6)
  • Astrolepis (34)
  • Austrogramme (2)
  • Bommeria (49)
  • Ceratopteris (14)
  • Cheilanthes (649)
  • Cheiloplecton (9)
  • Coniogramme (12)
  • Cryptogramma (73)
  • Doryopteris (23)
  • Elaphoglossum (2)
  • Eriosorus (18)
  • Gaga (1)
  • Gymnogramma (9)
  • Gymnopteris (1)
  • Haplopteris (6)
  • Hecistopteris (1)
  • Hemionitis (15)
  • Jamesonia (6)
  • Litobrochia (1)
  • Llavea (15)
  • Mildella (8)
  • Monogramma (2)
  • Myriopteris (286)
  • Notholaena (384)
  • Onychium (10)
  • Paraceterach (2)
  • Pellaea (585)
  • Pentagramma (2)
  • Pityrogramma (104)
  • Polytaenium (4)
  • Pteris (308)
  • Pycnodoria (3)
  • Radiovittaria (7)
  • Syngramma (4)
  • Taenitis (12)
  • Trismeria (3)
  • Vaginularia (1)
  • Vittaria (84)