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California Polytechnic State University, Robert F. Hoover Herbarium (OBI)

The Hoover Herbarium houses 85,000+ specimens of vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The geographic focus is San Luis Obispo County, California. The collection also includes many specimens from other areas of California, other states of the US, particularly Arizona, and some from other regions of the world, especially Mexico. Emphasis areas in the collection include Asteraceae, Lupinus, and cultivated Eucalyptus. Major collections include Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977). The collection is used extensively in undergraduate teaching and training.

Important Collections: Robert F. Hoover (1946–1969), David J. Keil (1966–present), Rhonda Riggins (1970s–2000), Tracy Call (mostly Apiaceae—late 1940s–1960s), and Robert J. Rodin (1940s–1977)

Contacts:

  • Director and Assistant Professor: Jenn Yost, jyost@calpoly.edu

Collection Statistics

  • 96,615 specimen records
  • 66,929 (69%) georeferenced
  • 84,450 (87%) with images (84,991 total images)
  • 102 GenBank genetic references
  • 91,087 (94%) identified to species
  • 403 families
  • 2,643 genera
  • 11,363 species
  • 14,080 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 November 2023
Digital Metadata:EML File
IPT / DwC-A Source:Update from CCH2 portal
Geographic Distribution
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