California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco (CAS-BOT-BC)

Emphasis is on California, North America, Latin America (especially western and southern Mexico and the Galapagos) and Asia (especially China). Vascular plant families and genera that are particularly well represented include Acanthaceae, Brassicaceae, Carex, Eriogonum, Hydrophyllaceae, Lupinus, Asteraceae (particularly Madinae), Malvaceae, Melastomataceae, Onagraceae, Penstemon, Poaceae, Polemoniaceae and Quercus. The herbarium also contains the largest collection of ornamental plants in California.
Contacts: Debra Trock, Senior Collections Manager,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 November 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: California Academy of Sciences
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Collection Statistics
  • 4,283 specimen records
  • 529 (12%) georeferenced
  • 3,991 (93%) identified to species
  • 31 families
  • 35 genera
  • 10 species
  • 45 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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