CAS - California Academy of Sciences Vascular Plants (CAS-BOT-BC)

CAS, DS. Worldwide, nearly 1.9 million specimens (27% from California); more than 95% vascular seed plants; the remainder are ferns and a growing collection of bryophytes. Emphasis is on California, North America, Latin America (especially western and southern Mexico and the Galapagos) and Asia (especially China). Vascular plant families and genera that are particularly well represented include Acanthaceae, Brassicaceae, Carex, Eriogonum, Hydrophyllaceae, Lupinus, Asteraceae (particularly Madinae), Malvaceae, Melastomataceae, Onagraceae, Penstemon, Poaceae, Polemoniaceae and Quercus. The herbarium also contains the largest collection of ornamental plants in California.
Contacts: Emily Magnaghi,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 December 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 600,540 specimen records
  • 112,638 (19%) georeferenced
  • 88,747 (15%) with images (195,455 total images)
  • 565,461 (94%) identified to species
  • 394 families
  • 5,150 genera
  • 33,322 species
  • 38,033 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics