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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 - Newfoundland and Labrador (Prov.)
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that term
  • Bay of Islands Distr. (13)
  • Black I. (NL) (1)
  • Bonavista North Distr. (24)
  • Bonavista South Distr. (3)
  • Burgeo and La Poile Distr. (8)
  • Burin-Placentia West Distr. (1)
  • Cartwright-L'Anse Au Clair Distr. (25)
  • Conception Bay South Distr. (5)
  • Exploits Distr. (2)
  • Ferryland Distr. (1)
  • Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune Distr. (4)
  • Gander Distr. (3)
  • Grand Falls-Buchans Distr. (14)
  • Green Bay Distr. (NF) (2)
  • Harbour Main-Whitbourne Distr. (4)
  • Humber East Distr. (6)
  • Humber Valley Distr. (4)
  • Humber West Distr. (3)
  • Labrador West Distr. (19)
  • Lake Melville Distr. (13)
  • Lewisporte Distr. (11)
  • Placentia and St. Mary's Distr. (3)
  • Port au Port Distr. (3)
  • St. Barbe Distr. (157)
  • St. George's-Stephenville East Distr. (28)
  • St. John's Distr. (10)
  • Terra Nova Distr. (471)
  • The Straits and White Bay Distr. (39)
  • Torngat Distr. (68)
  • Trinity North Distr. (NF) (13)
  • Twillingate and Fogo Distr. (12)