United States National Herbarium - Smithsonian (US)

The United States National Herbarium was founded in 1848, when the first collections were accessioned from the United States Exploring Expedition (50,000 specimens of 10,000 species). Current holdings total 5 million specimens, making this collection among the ten largest in the world representing about 8% of the plant collection resources of the United States. The herbarium is especially rich in type specimens (@110,000).
Contacts: Chris Tuccinardi, US Herbarium data manager, tuccinar@si.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 October 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 7,332 specimen records
  • 1,943 (27%) georeferenced
  • 2,640 (36%) with images (5,085 total images)
  • 6,442 (88%) identified to species
  • 126 families
  • 538 genera
  • 2,388 species
  • 2,603 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution