University of Alaska Museum of the North Herbarium (ALA)

The Herbarium (ALA) contains more than 220,000 specimens of non-vascular and vascular plants and is the only major research herbarium in Alaska. The collection also includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia and provides a basis for teaching and research.
Contacts: Steffi M. Ickert-Bond, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 July 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 45,255 specimen records
  • 14,916 (33%) georeferenced
  • 37,640 (83%) with images (40,812 total images)
  • 1 GenBank genetic references
  • 42,110 (93%) identified to species
  • 156 families
  • 463 genera
  • 1,483 species
  • 1,495 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics