Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Herbarium (MMNS)

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Herbarium currently consists of over ~70,000 mounted plant specimens, with approximately 2,000 unmounted specimens in various stages of preparation. Collections from ~29 states are found in the herbarium; however, the majority of the collection (93%) is composed of specimens from Mississippi.
Contact: Heather Sullivan (heather.sullivan@mmns.state.ms.us)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 March 2015
Digital Metadata: EML File
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, Mississippi   39202
601/ 576 6000
Collection Statistics
  • 38,991 specimen records
  • 34,752 (89%) georeferenced
  • 16,044 (41%) with images
  • 37,882 (97%) identified to species
  • 198 families
  • 1,025 genera
  • 3,147 species
  • 3,700 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069