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
Address:
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, Mississippi   39202
USA
601/ 576 6000
Collection Statistics
  • 38,194 specimen records
  • 34,604 (91%) georeferenced
  • 11,523 (30%) with images
  • 36,909 (97%) identified to species
  • 198 families
  • 1,025 genera
  • 3,136 species
  • 3,680 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Family Distribution
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that family
  • Acanthaceae (190)
  • Aceraceae (95)
  • Acoraceae (2)
  • Adoxaceae (163)
  • Aizoaceae (12)
  • Alismataceae (78)
  • Alstroemeriaceae (1)
  • Altingiaceae (29)
  • Amaranthaceae (184)
  • Amaryllidaceae (95)
  • Anacardiaceae (91)
  • Anemiaceae (1)
  • Annonaceae (61)
  • Apiaceae (695)
  • Apocynaceae (402)
  • Aquifoliaceae (376)
  • Araceae (153)
  • Araliaceae (98)
  • Arecaceae (35)
  • Aristolochiaceae (114)
  • Asparagaceae (112)
  • Aspleniaceae (88)
  • Asteraceae (4908)
  • Azollaceae (9)
  • Balsaminaceae (28)
  • Basellaceae (1)
  • Bataceae (6)
  • Begoniaceae (1)
  • Berberidaceae (30)
  • Betulaceae (153)
  • Bignoniaceae (61)
  • Blechnaceae (60)
  • Boraginaceae (259)
  • Brassicaceae (309)
  • Bromeliaceae (24)
  • Burmanniaceae (24)
  • Buxaceae (39)
  • Cabombaceae (20)
  • Cactaceae (103)
  • Calycanthaceae (16)
  • Campanulaceae (291)
  • Cannabaceae (58)
  • Cannaceae (6)
  • Caprifoliaceae (134)
  • Caryophyllaceae (178)
  • Celastraceae (100)
  • Ceratophyllaceae (8)
  • Characeae (1)
  • Chrysobalanaceae (27)
  • Cistaceae (81)
  • Cleomaceae (12)
  • Clethraceae (20)
  • Colchicaceae (52)
  • Commelinaceae (151)
  • Convolvulaceae (431)
  • Cornaceae (256)
  • Crassulaceae (14)
  • Cucurbitaceae (60)
  • Cupressaceae (90)
  • Cyperaceae (5262)
  • Cyrillaceae (57)
  • Dennstaedtiaceae (37)
  • Diapensiaceae (1)
  • Dioscoreaceae (44)
  • Droseraceae (33)
  • Dryopteridaceae (275)
  • Ebenaceae (42)
  • Elaeagnaceae (15)
  • Elaeocarpaceae (1)
  • Equisetaceae (27)
  • Ericaceae (618)
  • Eriocaulaceae (122)
  • Erythroxylaceae (1)
  • Euphorbiaceae (484)
  • Fabaceae (1881)
  • Fagaceae (787)
  • Funariaceae (1)
  • Gelsemiaceae (43)
  • Gentianaceae (178)
  • Geraniaceae (61)
  • Gesneriaceae (2)
  • Ginkgoaceae (1)
  • Haemodoraceae (11)
  • Haloragaceae (57)
  • Hamamelidaceae (53)
  • Hyacinthaceae (1)
  • Hydrangeaceae (119)
  • Hydrocharitaceae (13)
  • Hydroleaceae (32)
  • Hymenophyllaceae (4)
  • Hypericaceae (445)
  • Hypoxidaceae (27)
  • Iridaceae (149)
  • Isoetaceae (59)
  • Iteaceae (48)
  • Juglandaceae (194)
  • Juncaceae (374)
  • Juncaginaceae (2)
  • Lamiaceae (774)
  • Lauraceae (177)
  • Lentibulariaceae (96)
  • Liliaceae (156)
  • Linaceae (97)
  • Linderniaceae (55)
  • Loasaceae (21)
  • Loganiaceae (66)
  • Lycopodiaceae (62)
  • Lygodiaceae (37)
  • Lythraceae (132)
  • Magnoliaceae (143)
  • Malvaceae (238)
  • Marantaceae (7)
  • Marsileaceae (2)
  • Martyniaceae (5)
  • Mayacaceae (13)
  • Melanthiaceae (228)
  • Melastomataceae (108)
  • Meliaceae (15)
  • Menispermaceae (79)
  • Menyanthaceae (13)
  • Molluginaceae (27)
  • Montiaceae (17)
  • Moraceae (62)
  • Myricaceae (100)
  • Myrtaceae (4)
  • Nartheciaceae (20)
  • Nyctaginaceae (13)
  • Nymphaeaceae (17)
  • Oleaceae (250)
  • Onagraceae (387)
  • Onocleaceae (11)
  • Ophioglossaceae (127)
  • Orchidaceae (433)
  • Orobanchaceae (261)
  • Osmundaceae (71)
  • Oxalidaceae (93)
  • Papaveraceae (51)
  • Passifloraceae (64)
  • Paulowniaceae (6)
  • Phrymaceae (64)
  • Phyllanthaceae (36)
  • Phytolaccaceae (24)
  • Pinaceae (100)
  • Plantaginaceae (465)
  • Platanaceae (20)
  • Plumbaginaceae (6)
  • Poaceae (3800)
  • Podostemaceae (14)
  • Polemoniaceae (146)
  • Polygalaceae (281)
  • Polygonaceae (376)
  • Polypodiaceae (26)
  • Pontederiaceae (31)
  • Portulacaceae (15)
  • Potamogetonaceae (43)
  • Primulaceae (95)
  • Pteridaceae (66)
  • Ranunculaceae (468)
  • Rhamnaceae (146)
  • Rosaceae (885)
  • Rubiaceae (501)
  • Ruppiaceae (3)
  • Rutaceae (38)
  • Salicaceae (95)
  • Salviniaceae (10)
  • Santalaceae (17)
  • Sapindaceae (140)
  • Sapotaceae (51)
  • Sarraceniaceae (133)
  • Saururaceae (53)
  • Saxifragaceae (88)
  • Schisandraceae (71)
  • Scrophulariaceae (209)
  • Selaginellaceae (34)
  • Simaroubaceae (5)
  • Smilacaceae (266)
  • Solanaceae (211)
  • Sphagnaceae (4)
  • Sphenocleaceae (8)
  • Staphyleaceae (42)
  • Styracaceae (138)
  • Symplocaceae (48)
  • Talinaceae (1)
  • Tetrachondraceae (32)
  • Theaceae (56)
  • Thelypteridaceae (213)
  • Thymelaeaceae (17)
  • Tofieldiaceae (20)
  • Typhaceae (36)
  • Ulmaceae (161)
  • Urticaceae (111)
  • Verbenaceae (212)
  • Violaceae (251)
  • Vitaceae (179)
  • Woodsiaceae (37)
  • Xanthorrhoeaceae (6)
  • Xyridaceae (273)
  • Zygophyllaceae (6)
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