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Harvard University Herbaria: Vascular Plants of North America (Harvard)

The Harvard University Herbaria, with over 5 million specimens, is the world’s largest University Herbaria. Included in the Herbaria are what were once six separate herbarium collections: * Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum (A) * Economic Herbarium of Oakes Ames (ECON) * Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium (AMES) * Farlow Herbarium (FH) * Gray Herbarium (GH) * New England Botanical Club Herbarium (NEBC).


  • Jonathan Kennedy, jonathan_kennedy@harvard.edu
  • HUH Requests, huh-requests@oeb.harvard.edu

Collection Statistics

  • 1,029,015 specimen records
  • 3,559 (0.35%) georeferenced
  • 971,102 (94%) with images (971,102 total images)
  • 999,380 (97%) identified to species
  • 322 families
  • 4,698 genera
  • 40,698 species
  • 49,018 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 11 May 2022
Digital Metadata:EML File