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University of Louisiana at Monroe Herbarium, R. Dale Thomas Collection (BRIT-NLU)

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The R. Dale Thomas Collection - University of Louisiana Monroe (NLU) collection was transferred to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in 2017. Additionally in 2018-2019, more than 50,000 NLU specimens were transferred to the Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium (LSU) at Lousiana State University. Please contact Tiana Rehman (trehman@brit.org) with any questions regarding the collection.


  • Tiana Rehman, trehman@brit.org


Botanical Research Institute of Texas; BRIT/SMU/VDB/NLU
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX   76107-3400

Collection Statistics

  • 384,341 specimen records
  • 4,348 (1%) georeferenced
  • 381,809 (99%) with images (381,811 total images)
  • 156,258 (41%) identified to species
  • 302 families
  • 2,494 genera
  • 10,537 species
  • 12,767 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 1 May 2024
Global Unique Identifier: b198a10f-39d3-44ac-be3f-c617646b5eb2
Digital Metadata:EML File
Rights Holder: Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution