University of Wisconsin - Madison (WIS)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium, founded in 1849, is a museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance, which is used extensively for taxonomic and ecological research, as well as for teaching and public service. It contains the world's largest collection of Wisconsin plants, about one-third of its 1,000,000 specimens having been collected within the state. Most of the world's floras are well represented, and the holdings from certain areas, such as the Upper Midwest, eastern North America and western Mexico, are widely recognized as resources of global significance.
Contact: Kenneth M. Cameron (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 604e38c8-372e-4e95-a520-17ea991a7d0e
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 50,615 specimen records
  • 33,578 (66%) georeferenced
  • 48,318 (95%) with images
  • 48,932 (97%) identified to species
  • 162 families
  • 779 genera
  • 3,714 species
  • 3,959 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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