Howard University Herbarium (HUDC)

The Howard University Herbarium (HUDC) is a collection of ca. 15,000 plant specimens housed in Just Hall on Howard University’s main campus. The collection includes a donation from the former Catholic University herbarium, with >1000 specimens from the Caribbean collected between 1890-1920. Other collection strengths include plants of the Mid-Atlantic, especially the DC metropolitan area. Charles Parker, Marie Clark Taylor and H. David Hammond also made substantial contributions the Howard University Herbarium.
Contact: Janelle Burke, Ph.D. (janelle.burke@howard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5b6e6b41-e610-4740-888e-27f347ba293b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 6,089 specimen records
  • 4 (0.07%) georeferenced
  • 5,288 (87%) with images
  • 643 (11%) identified to species
  • 132 families
  • 690 genera
  • 272 species
  • 246 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069