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Shippensburg University Herbarium (SHIP)

Shippensburg University Herbarium contains mostly specimens of vascular plants, including student collections from plant taxonomy courses, vouchers from botanical surveys, and donated collections. The specimens are primarily from Pennsylvania, but there are also substantial collections from Maine, the Adirondacks, Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas. The Herbarium also houses over 1,000 catalogued specimens of bryophytes, plus uncatalogued lichens, fungi and macroalgae.  The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources designates SHIP as one of the herbaria that accepts voucher specimens of "Plant Species of Special Concern" from surveys for environmental review.


  • Heather Sahli, hfsahli@ship.edu
  • Larry Klotz, lhklot@retiree.ship.edu


Shippensburg University Herbarium
College of Arts and Sciences, Biology
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA   17257
United States

Collection Statistics

  • 14,674 specimen records
  • 3,292 (22%) georeferenced
  • 14,063 (96%) identified to species
  • 193 families
  • 997 genera
  • 2,497 species
  • 3,043 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 23 February 2023
Global Unique Identifier: 47e589fa-6091-4fe8-bc30-0e55f233a2d4
Digital Metadata:EML File
Geographic Distribution - Utah
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