Duke University Herbarium Bryophyte Collection (DUKE)

The L. E. Anderson Bryophyte Herbarium includes approximately 260,000 specimens, of which some 220,000 are mosses. With about 50,000 moss collections from the southeastern United States, the DUKE collection is one of, if not the most important, resource for documenting the southeastern moss flora. Important collections of bryophytes include those of L.E. Anderson, H.L. Blomquist, M. Crosby, A.J. Grout, B.D. Mishler, W.B. Schofield, R. Schuster, A.J. Shaw, 48 bryophyte exsiccatae collections, and over 900 bryophyte type specimens.

Curator of Bryophytes: Jonathan Shaw, shaw@duke.edu
Collections manager: Blanka Aguero, blanka@duke.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 September 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Duke University Herbarium
Department of Biology, Box 90338
Bio Sciences Bldg. Rm 137
Durham, NC   27708
Collection Statistics
  • 230,956 specimen records
  • 93,476 (40%) georeferenced
  • 59,456 (26%) with images (65,836 total images)
  • 218,431 (95%) identified to species
  • 192 families
  • 890 genera
  • 5,818 species
  • 5,991 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics