University of Central Florida Herbarium (FTU)

Established by President Trevor Colbourn in 1983, the UCF Arboretum began with approximately 12 acres (4.9 ha) of a disturbed pond pine (Pinus serotina) community just east side of the developed area of campus, and east of the present biology building. In 1988, at President Altman's direction, the University expanded the Arboretum to include a 5-acre (2.0 ha) Cypress dome, an oak hammock of about 3 acres (1.2 ha), and about 15 acres (6.1 ha) of sand pine and Florida scrub, connected to the original Arboretum by a saw palmetto (Sabal palmetto) community and increasingly rare Florida longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) flatwoods. Currently, the official Arboretum Boundary encompasses approximately 82 acres (33.2 ha). The original Arboretum director was Dr. Henry O. Whittier, a professor in the Biology Department who remained director until his retirement 2003. Dr. Martin Quigley was director from 2003-2009.
Contacts: Patrick Bohlen, Director,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 791 specimen records
  • 791 (100%) georeferenced
  • 791 (100%) with images (803 total images)
  • 713 (90%) identified to species
  • 65 families
  • 130 genera
  • 283 species
  • 286 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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