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 May 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 45,585 specimen records
  • 15,373 (34%) georeferenced
  • 37,910 (83%) with images (41,093 total images)
  • 1 GenBank genetic references
  • 42,501 (93%) identified to species
  • 158 families
  • 463 genera
  • 1,473 species
  • 1,481 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics