University of Southern Mississippi Herbarium (USMS)

Founded in 1964, the University of Southern Mississippi Herbarium specializes in vascular plants of the southeastern U.S., aquatic and wetland plants as well as myxomycetes of Mississippi.
Contact: Mac Alford (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a252df7c-54e5-4067-b8ad-fb3be53cb0f8
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Digital Metadata: EML File
University of Southern Mississippi Herbarium
118 College Drive #5018, Johnson Science Tower 709
Hattiesburg, Mississippi   39406-0001
601/ 266-6531
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Collection Statistics
  • 18,347 specimen records
  • 10,562 (58%) georeferenced
  • 16,930 (92%) with images
  • 17,443 (95%) identified to species
  • 247 families
  • 1,249 genera
  • 3,901 species
  • 4,119 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069