CAS - California Academy of Sciences (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.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 April 2020
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 551,673 specimen records
  • 107,162 (19%) georeferenced
  • 16,174 (3%) with images (16,939 total images)
  • 519,995 (94%) identified to species
  • 376 families
  • 4,720 genera
  • 29,353 species
  • 33,713 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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