Field Museum of Natural History (F-Botany)

The bryophyte collection at The Field Museum is a major resource for bryophyte systematics, particularly for Central and South American, temperate Australasian, North American and European taxa. The collection consists of more than 200,000 specimens, including 127,614 moss and 51,508 hepatic specimens with a total of 2,284 types. Additional electronic access to F database is available at:

Contacts: Matt Von Konrat,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 January 2022
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Field Museum of Natural History
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Collection Statistics
  • 182,461 specimen records
  • 105,419 (58%) georeferenced
  • 120,302 (66%) with images (133,057 total images)
  • 128,360 (70%) identified to species
  • 231 families
  • 1,089 genera
  • 8,670 species
  • 9,585 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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