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Institute for Botanical Exploration (IBE)

Founded in 1962, the Institute for Botanical Exploration has 235 000 holdings specializing in Lichens, bryophytes, and vascular plants worldwide, emphasis on Alaska, Mississippi, and adjacent states; tropical America (especially Amazon region).
Contacts: Dr. Lucille McCook,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 911b86de-e453-4ca8-ba98-b2bfc1f6ebfa
Digital Metadata: EML File
iDigBio Dataset page:
Collection Statistics
  • 71,068 specimen records
  • 103 (0.14%) georeferenced
  • 71,068 (100%) with images (71,294 total images)
  • 13,740 (19%) identified to species
  • 88 families
  • 242 genera
  • 1,312 species
  • 1,400 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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