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: 22 April 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Field Museum of Natural History
Access Rights:
Field Museum of Natural History
Gantz Family Collection Center
1400 S Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, Illinois   60605
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 189,182 specimen records
  • 107,984 (57%) georeferenced
  • 132,940 (70%) with images (145,839 total images)
  • 134,823 (71%) identified to species
  • 238 families
  • 1,120 genera
  • 9,166 species
  • 10,287 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution