Chico State Herbarium (CHSC-V)

The Chico State Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the northern California flora, and includes a great number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species. Established with specimens donated by the late Professor Vesta Holt in the 1950's, the Herbarium now contains more than 125,000 dried and mounted specimens. The majority of samples are flowering plants, conifers, and ferns, but bryophytes, lichens, and especially slime molds, are also well represented. The Herbarium is used extensively for identification of sensitive and other plant species by various agencies and individuals. Loans of herbarium specimens are made to any higher academic institutions who request them.
Contacts: Colleen Hatfield,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 February 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Biodiversity data published by: Chico State Herbarium. Occurrence dataset (ID: 231c9c02-1903-438f-a1dc-81105412c8d5) accessed via the OregonFlora Portal,, 2024-06-25).
Collection Statistics
  • 75,453 specimen records
  • 67,042 (89%) georeferenced
  • 1,486 (2%) with images
  • 69,371 (92%) identified to species
  • 196 families
  • 1,037 genera
  • 3,463 species
  • 4,058 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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