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Colorado Mesa University, Walter A. Kelley Herbarium (MESA)

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The Walter Almond Kelley herbarium at Colorado Mesa University contains over 5,000 specimens, primarily from western Colorado and eastern Utah. It was founded in 1978.


  • Stephen Stern, sstern@coloradomesa.edu


Colorado Mesa University
Department of Biological Sciences
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado   81501-3122

Collection Statistics

  • 7,169 specimen records
  • 6,321 (88%) georeferenced
  • 7,005 (98%) with images (7,753 total images)
  • 7,035 (98%) identified to species
  • 124 families
  • 650 genera
  • 1,997 species
  • 2,301 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 24 November 2020
Global Unique Identifier: ac7b0f18-a698-4d9e-a342-ad715b459e6d
Digital Metadata:EML File
Rights Holder: Colorado Mesa University