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Howard University Herbarium (HUDC)

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The Howard University Herbarium (HUDC) is a collection of ca. 12,000 plant specimens housed in Just Hall on Howard University’s main campus. The collection includes a donation from the former Catholic University herbarium, with >1000 specimens from the Caribbean collected between 1890-1920. Other collection strengths include plants of the Mid-Atlantic, especially the DC metropolitan area. Charles Parker, Marie Clark Taylor and H. David Hammond also made substantial contributions the Howard University Herbarium.


  • Janelle Burke, Ph.D., janelle.burke@howard.edu

Collection Statistics

  • 8,789 specimen records
  • 4,228 (48%) georeferenced
  • 8,789 (100%) with images (8,794 total images)
  • 7,594 (86%) identified to species
  • 195 families
  • 998 genera
  • 2,574 species
  • 2,702 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 30 July 2018
Global Unique Identifier: 5b6e6b41-e610-4740-888e-27f347ba293b
Digital Metadata:EML File