UCSC Herbarium, Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

The UCSC Herbarium houses approximately 10,000 vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The collection focuses primarily on specimens from within Santa Cruz County and the University of California Reserves but also contains collections from the rest of California and from other states and countries. The collection archives research and publication voucher specimens and is also a student education resource. Notable collections include those of R. Morgan (1969-2017), David Styer (Fort Ord National Monument, 2006-present), and Dylan Neubauer.
Contact: Chris Lay, Administrative Director (cml@ucsc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a1b0d780-ac6c-4665-a084-01266edf038a
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 12,485 specimen records
  • 2,862 (23%) georeferenced
  • 5 (0.04%) with images
  • 9,043 (72%) identified to species
  • 189 families
  • 742 genera
  • 2,012 species
  • 2,555 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069