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Howard Payne University Herbarium (HPC)

The Howard Payne University Herbarium was founded in 1965 and now includes about 60,000 specimens. It is particularly rich in specimens from Central Texas, particularly the Edwards Plateau, and Sonora and Baja California, Mexico, and has strong holdings of ferns from Texas. Its notable collectors include J.L. Blassingame, U.T. Waterfall, W.T. McCart, C.M. Rowell, Jr. and J. Stanford.


  • Dr. Marilyn Mathis, mmathis@hputx.edu


Howard Payne University Herbarium
Biology Department
Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Avenue
Brownwood, Texas   76801

Collection Statistics

  • 27,124 specimen records
  • 2,755 (10%) georeferenced
  • 15,910 (59%) with images (17,307 total images)
  • 26,351 (97%) identified to species
  • 222 families
  • 1,267 genera
  • 4,454 species
  • 4,788 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 11 May 2014
Global Unique Identifier: bee3f1bd-8944-4593-8c37-d64a7c9bc1e1
Digital Metadata:EML File
Rights Holder: Howard Payne University
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution