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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 - Nunavut (Terr.)
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  • Air Force I. (23)
  • Akimiski I. (24)
  • Akpatok I. (3)
  • Amund Ringnes I. (90)
  • Axel Heiberg I. (1336)
  • Baffin I. (7105)
  • Bathurst I. (520)
  • Bear I. (NU) (20)
  • Beechey I. (35)
  • Belcher Is. (850)
  • Bencas I. (3)
  • Big I. (6335N, 9125W)Baffin I. (1)
  • Bill of Portland I. (9)
  • Blacklead I. (27)
  • Brevoort I. (13)
  • Byam Martin I. (1)
  • Bylot I. (210)
  • Cameron I. (4)
  • Cape Hope Is. (2)
  • Chantrey Inlet (1)
  • Charlton I. (109)
  • Coats I. (298)
  • Cocked Hat I. (1)
  • Cornwall I. (64)
  • Cornwallis I. (522)
  • Devon I. (551)
  • Digges I. (55)
  • Dorset I.Baffin I. (349)
  • East Pen I. (1)
  • Ellef Ringnes I. (150)
  • Ellesmere I. (4490)
  • Elsie I. (2)
  • Ferguson Lake (NU-Kivalliq) (4)
  • Finlayson Is. (12)
  • Fox Is. (NU) (6)
  • Frazier I. (8)
  • Grant Lake (2)
  • Hans I. (8)
  • Henik Lake (1)
  • Igloolik I. (79)
  • Jenny Lind I. (24)
  • Karluk I. (1)
  • Kekerten I. (14)
  • Killiniq I. (107)
  • King Christian I. (1)
  • King William I. (270)
  • Long I. (NU - Qikiqtaaluk) (12)
  • Lougheed I. (115)
  • Lower Savage Is. (33)
  • Mallik I. (48)
  • Meighen I. (38)
  • Melville I. (NU) (357)
  • Melville Peninsula (Peninsula) (218)
  • Middle Cheyne I. (2)
  • Mill I. (9)
  • Montreal I. (NU) (7)
  • Nanau Lake (1)
  • Nastapoka Is. (1)
  • North Twin I. (1)
  • Ottawa Is. (6)
  • Ottawa Is.Gilmour I. (9)
  • Paint Hills Is. (2)
  • Pim I. (28)
  • Pitz Lake (1)
  • Prince Charles I. (55)
  • Prince of Wales I. (NU) (80)
  • Putnam I. (9)
  • Repulse Bay (155)
  • Resolution I. (47)
  • Savage Is. (1)
  • Seymour I. (NU) (9)
  • Sirmilik National Park (61)
  • Sleeper Is. (12)
  • Smith I. (6045N, 7825W) (16)
  • Snow Bunting Lake (1)
  • Solomons Temple Is. (28)
  • Somerset I. (NU) (203)
  • South Twin I. (86)
  • Southampton I. (NU) (929)
  • Stefansson I. (88)
  • Stor I. (1)
  • Strutton Is. (3)
  • Tha-anne Riv. (4)
  • Tingmisut LakeMelville I. (NU) (11)
  • Twin Is. (2)
  • Ukkusiksalik National Park (9)
  • Upper Savage Is. (6)
  • Vansittart I. (14)
  • Victoria I. (NU) (2607)
  • Ward Hunt I. (52)
  • White I. (NU) (9)
  • Willersted Inlet (1)
  • Winter I. (14)
  • Yandle Lake (1)