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Benedictine College Herbarium (HWBA)

The Benedictine College is a regional herbarium with a focus on species from Eastern KS and western MO, with an emphasis on Atchsion County, KS. The collection has approximately 9000 specimens and houses the collection of H. W. Blocker (circa 1950), a monk and biology professor from the abby associated with the College.


  • Dr. Travis Almquist, talmquist@benedictine.edu


Benedictine College Herbarium
1020 N 2nd Street
Atchison, KS   66002

Collection Statistics

  • 649 specimen records
  • 234 (36%) georeferenced
  • 2 (0.31%) with images (2 total images)
  • 609 (94%) identified to species
  • 55 families
  • 260 genera
  • 491 species
  • 543 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update:
Global Unique Identifier: 2890e320-55ec-41a4-85b0-c8397b9afa32
Digital Metadata:EML File
Rights Holder: Benedictine College
Geographic Distribution
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