George Safford Torrey Herbarium (UConn-CONN)

The George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN) supports botanical research in all disciplines including systematics, taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology, ethnobotany, palaeobotany, evolution and education. The herbarium combines significant palaeobotanical, bryological, lichenological, mycological, phycological and vascular plants totaling over 200,000 specimens, all housed in a state-of-the-art facility. An active collecting program adopted by both past and current faculty, staff and students in the University of Connecticut's Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) has enriched the collections at CONN with a wealth of specimens from many world regions, which serve as a critical foundation for diverse scientific research activities. Notably, our specimen resources represent one of the most important research collections of native New England plants and include an excellent representation of the region's imperiled and invasive species. The CONN Herbarium, in conjunction with EEB, promotes the use of its collections as educational resources in plant biology.
Contact: Dr. Sarah Taylor (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4b6e6674-b6cc-422d-8142-e18714a7c192
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,064 specimen records
  • 2,732 (34%) georeferenced
  • 8,045 (100%) with images
  • 7,620 (94%) identified to species
  • 111 families
  • 374 genera
  • 1,164 species
  • 1,205 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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