Emory University Herbarium (GEO)

The Emory University Herbarium (GEO) has more than 20,200 plant specimens, dating back to the early 1900s. The majority of the collection is composed of plants from the southeast USA collected by Don E. Eyles (aquatic plants), Robert F. Thorne (Flora of SW Georgia) and Madeline L. Burbanck (granite rock outcrop plants). Recent collections more focused on our growing global collection from the Mediterranean and Balkans (medicinal plants) and Australia (pollinator ecology).
Contact: Cassandra Leah Quave (cassandra.leah.quave@emory.edu); Tharanga Samarakoon (tsamarakoon@emory.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 February 2017
Collection Statistics:
  • 11,926 specimen records
  • 2,493 (21%) georeferenced
  • 3,330 (28%) with images
  • 5,643 (47%) identified to species
  • 240 families
  • 197 genera
  • 222 species
  • 2,033 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069