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University of Akron Herbarium (UA-Botany)

The University of Akron currently houses approximately 4,500 of vascular plants (ferns, gymnosperms and flowering plants). The collection primarily focuses on the flora of Northeastern Ohio and adjacent regions. In addition to dry-preserved specimens, the collection may contain, photographs, liquid-preserved specimens, microscopic slide preparations, and other preserved materials.


  • Primary Contact: Randall Mitchell, rjm2@uakron.edu, 3309725122
  • Field Station Director: Lara Roketenetz , ldr11@uakron.edu


University of Akron
302 E Buchtel Ave
Akron, OH   44325

Collection Statistics

  • 570 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 499 (88%) with images (499 total images)
  • 450 (79%) identified to species
  • 32 families
  • 92 genera
  • 194 species
  • 194 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 April 2024
Digital Metadata:EML File