Iowa State University, Ada Hayden Herbarium - Bryophytes (ISC)

The Ada Hayden Herbarium’s bryophyte collection combines the “traditional” ISC holdings and those from the University of Iowa (formerly IA). The University of Iowa Herbarium was transferred to ISC in 2004. This collection contains significant numbers of specimens collected by bryologists and botanists associated with both universities: Elizabeth (Betty) Blagg, James T. Colbert, Henry S. Conard, Donald R. Farrar, Ada Hayden, Diana G. Horton, Robert L. Hulbary, Bohumil Shimek and others. Conard’s “Moss Clinics” added specimens from many additional bryologists worldwide. The bryophyte collection contains an estimated 45,000 specimens.

Contacts: Deborah Lewis,
Contacts: Jim Colbert,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4eb3880f-1eaf-4a7d-a454-7d41c5b5dc71
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Iowa State University
Collection Statistics
  • 39,189 specimen records
  • 2,319 (6%) georeferenced
  • 38,415 (98%) identified to species
  • 127 families
  • 382 genera
  • 1,248 species
  • 1,370 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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