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Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN-CANM)

The herbarium was founded in 1882 and contains ~588,000 specimens of north temperate vascular plants, especialy from Canada. Important collectors and collections include T.M.C. Taylor; G. Lawson; R. Bell; N.V. Polunin; R.C. Hosie; A.E. Porsild; J.H. Soper; G.M. Dawson; J. Macoun; W.K.W. Baldwin; H.J. Scoggan; J.M. Gillett; J. Bell; J.M. Macoun; W. Spreadborough; G.W. Argus; M.L. Fernald; A.P. Low; and M.O. Malte.

This herbarium incorporated specimens from part of the LCU (about 10,000 Canadian and arctic specimens), the Geological Survey of Canada, PFES in 2994, and OTF in 1994.

Contacts:

  • Jennifer Doubt, jdoubt@mus-nature.ca

Collection Statistics

  • 178,068 specimen records
  • 123,104 (69%) georeferenced
  • 89,908 (50%) with images (114,163 total images)
  • 174,558 (98%) identified to species
  • 189 families
  • 1,347 genera
  • 6,207 species
  • 8,296 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 December 2020
Digital Metadata:EML File
IPT / DwC-A Source:IPT Ingestion
Geographic Distribution - British Columbia (Prov.)
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that term
  • Alberni Land Distr. (8)
  • Barclay Land Distr. (7)
  • Cameron Land Distr. (6)
  • Cariboo Land Distr. (702)
  • Cassiar Land Distr. (2110)
  • Chemainus Land Distr. (6)
  • Clayoquot Land Distr. (17)
  • Comox Land Distr. (30)
  • Cowichan Lake Land Distr. (8)
  • Cowichan Land Distr. (66)
  • Dunsmuir Land Distr. (1)
  • Esquimalt Land Distr. (30)
  • Goldstream Land Distr. (11)
  • Kamloops Div. Yale Land Distr. (210)
  • Kootenay Land Distr. (482)
  • Lake Land Distr. (2)
  • Lillooet Land Distr. (89)
  • Malahat Land Distr. (2)
  • Metchosin Land Distr. (1)
  • Mountain Land Distr. (1)
  • Nanaimo Land Distr. (66)
  • Nanoose Land Distr. (16)
  • Nelson Land Distr. (8)
  • New Westminster Land Distr. (329)
  • Newcastle Land Distr. (11)
  • Nootka Land Distr. (2)
  • North Saanich Land Distr. (17)
  • Osoyoos Div. Yale Land Distr. (42)
  • Peace River Land Distr. (2647)
  • Quamichan Land Distr. (1)
  • Queen Charlotte Islands Land Distr. (208)
  • Range 2 Coast Land Distr. (7)
  • Range 3 Coast Land Distr. (434)
  • Range 4 Coast Land Distr. (12)
  • Range 5 Coast Land Distr. (715)
  • Renfrew Land Distr. (35)
  • Rupert Land Distr. (43)
  • Saanich (Distr.) (21)
  • Saltspring Island Land Distr. (1)
  • Sayward Land Distr. (5)
  • Similkameen Div. Yale Land Distr. (203)
  • Sooke Land Distr. (10)
  • Victoria Land Distr. (121)
  • Wellington Land Distr. (4)
  • Yale Div. Yale Land Distr. (188)
  • Yale Div. Yale Land Distr.Yale (7)