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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.


  • 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