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South Dakota State University, C. A. Taylor Herbarium (SDSU-SDC)

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The SDSU Herbarium dates back to 1881 and the foundation of South Dakota College. The herbarium was designated the C. A. Taylor Herbarium in 1994 to honor Charles Arthur Taylor, Jr. who dedicated 40 years of his life to its maintenance and growth. A significant part of the herbarium is the many collections "Charlie" Taylor brought with him from the Ithaca, NY area and elsewhere. The herbarium at SDSU has grown to >60,000 accessions due largely to more recent floristic studies focused on such areas as the Black Hills National Forest, the Fort Pierre and Grand River National Grasslands, and wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region. We are in the early stages of specimen digitization, with >15,000 databased (none imaged) thus far.


  • Dr. Maribeth Latvis, maribeth.latvis@sdstate.edu


South Dakota State University Herbarium
Dept. of Natural Resource Management
P.O. Box 2140B
McFadden Biostress Lab, 390 College Ave.
Brookings, South Dakota   57007-1696
United States
[1] (605) 688-5963

Collection Statistics

  • 17,937 specimen records
  • 6,168 (34%) georeferenced
  • 17,866 (100%) identified to species
  • 189 families
  • 1,002 genera
  • 3,009 species
  • 3,686 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: 7b4f17b9-3058-4cc3-913e-eed0ded03bcf
Digital Metadata:EML File
Rights Holder: South Dakota State University