Delaware State University, Claude E. Phillips Herbarium (DOV)

The Claude E. Phillips Herbarium (DOV) at Delaware State University is the only public herbarium on the Delmarva Peninsula and houses over 150,000 specimens of vascular plants, ca. 35,000 specimens of bryophytes and 3,600 lichens. DOV’s collections span more than 200 years of botanical exploration in Delmarva and the neighboring states and include representative flora from other parts of the U.S. and the world.
Contact: Cynthia Hong-Wa (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c14e1b97-e72e-442b-b408-6c8b370a5d37
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 45,142 specimen records
  • 1,121 (2%) georeferenced
  • 45,141 (100%) with images
  • 39,317 (87%) identified to species
  • 186 families
  • 1,427 genera
  • 4,538 species
  • 4,736 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics