University of Michigan Herbarium (MICH)

Specialty: Worldwide, especially temperate North America and the Great Lakes region. Specific strengths include marine algae of eastern North America, West Indies, Alaska, and Pacific Islands; bryophytes of tropical America; Agaricaceae and Hymenogastraceae of western North America; vascular plants of Mexico, Iran, Himalayas, southwestern Pacific Region, and southeastern Asia; Cyperaceae, Malpighiaceae, and Myrtaceae of the New World.
Date Founded: 1837.
Contact: Richard Rabeler, Collections Manager (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 July 2017
Collection Statistics:
  • 190,829 specimen records
  • 13,207 (7%) georeferenced
  • 158,579 (83%) with images
  • 184,321 (97%) identified to species
  • 50 families
  • 902 genera
  • 5,664 species
  • 6,826 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069