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University of Michigan Herbarium (MICH)

Specialty: Worldwide, especially temperate North America and the Great Lakes region. Specific strengths include marine algae of eastern North America, West Indies, Alaska, and Pacific Islands; bryophytes of tropical America; Agaricaceae and Hymenogastraceae of western North America; vascular plants of Mexico, Iran, Himalayas, southwestern Pacific Region, and southeastern Asia; Cyperaceae, Malpighiaceae, and Myrtaceae of the New World.
Date Founded: 1837.


  • Collection Manager: Brad Ruhfel, umherb-data@umich.edu
  • Collection Manager: Aly Baumgartner, umherb-data@umich.edu
  • Technical Support: Garth Holman, gholman@umich.edu
  • Technical Support: Matthew Cruz, mcruz@umich.edu


University of Michigan Herbarium
3600 Varsity Drive
Ann Arbor, MI   48108-2228

Collection Statistics

  • 569,295 specimen records
  • 179,938 (32%) georeferenced
  • 481,039 (84%) with images (666,028 total images)
  • 10 GenBank genetic references
  • 535,595 (94%) identified to species
  • 363 families
  • 5,458 genera
  • 41,868 species
  • 46,335 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 April 2024
Digital Metadata:EML File
IPT / DwC-A Source:Import map from MICH IPT
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution