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: 16 January 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 19,382 specimen records
  • 3,092 (16%) georeferenced
  • 9,912 (51%) with images
  • 18,407 (95%) identified to species
  • 264 families
  • 1,312 genera
  • 3,882 species
  • 3,883 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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