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Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Herbarium (ANHC)

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The Herbarium of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission consists primarily of specimens collected in the course of statewide ecological and biological inventory work conducted by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Program. Many of the specimens represent species that are rare in the state or were collected from rare or unusual habitats. The goals of the collection are 1) to provide a reference collection for work performed by Natural Heritage Commission staff and their conservation partners, 2) to house voucher specimens for rare plant records in the database of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Program, and 3) to voucher plants of ecologically sensitive or otherwise significant lands, including those contained within the State's System of Natural Areas. While most specimens are from Arkansas, special care is being made to assemble a collection of plants from surrounding states that are not presently known in Arkansas but are likely to be found there.

The ANHC Herbarium recently adopted the Henderson State University and University of Arkansas - Little Rock Herbaria (HEND-LRU), which are being integrated into the ANHC collection.

Contacts:

  • ANHC Collections Manager; Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Coordinator: Diana Soteropoulos, diana.soteropoulos@arkansas.gov, 5013249763 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4247-1375)
  • Curator: Theo Witsell, theo.witsell@arkansas.gov

Address:

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Herbarium
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
1100 North Street
Little Rock, Arkansas   72201
United States
501-324-9763

Collection Statistics

  • 20,228 specimen records
  • 14,813 (73%) georeferenced
  • 20,069 (99%) with images (21,184 total images)
  • 19,811 (98%) identified to species
  • 195 families
  • 1,019 genera
  • 2,930 species
  • 3,510 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 31 July 2023
Global Unique Identifier: 895c5098-80b9-43fd-a77b-85daedae48cc
Digital Metadata:EML File
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