University of Texas Herbarium (TEX)

The University of Texas Herbarium (TEX) is part of the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center, which houses the combined herbaria of TEX and the Lundell Herbarium (LL). The combined PRC collections include over one million specimens from all parts of the world and represent the 13th largest herbarium in the United States. The two herbaria (TEX and LL) are completely integrated and interfiled, although each sheet is marked as to its herbarium and should be cited as such. The University of Texas Herbarium itself, with close to 700,000 specimens, dates to about 1890 and is especially strong in Texas and Mexican specimens. The research interests of faculty, staff, and graduate students have led to very strong representation of Asteraceae, Fabaceae, and Rhamnaceae, among other families, as well as the Chihuahuan Desert region (Mexico and the U.S.) and the mountains and plains of northeastern Mexico. All new specimens received into the Plant Resources Center are now accessioned into TEX.
Contact: George Yatskievych (george.yatskievych@austin.utexas.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 March 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
University of Texas at Austin
Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center
Main Bldg, Rm 127
110 Inner Campus Dr, Stop F0404
Austin, TX   78712-1711
USA
512-471-5904
Collection Statistics
  • 159,080 specimen records
  • 36,982 (23%) georeferenced
  • 96,684 (61%) with images
  • 135,183 (85%) identified to species
  • 210 families
  • 1,370 genera
  • 4,786 species
  • 4,786 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069