UCSC Herbarium - Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)

The Herbarium at the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History (UC Santa Cruz) houses more than 13,500 vascular plants, algae, lichens, bryophytes, and fungi. The collection focuses primarily on mostly native organisms from Santa Cruz County and the University of California Reserves but also contains important specimens from throughout California and occasionally those of interest from elsewhere around the world. The research collection archives research and publication voucher specimens and the student collection serves as a university educational resource. Notable collections within the UCSC Herbarium include those of R. Morgan (1969-2017), Dylan Neubauer (collections of interest from throughout California), David Styer (Fort Ord National Monument collections), Neal Kramer (Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve collections), Ken Kellman, Al Keuter, and the Bureau of Land Management collections from Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument.

Contacts: Chris Lay (Administrative Director); Al Keuter (Vascular Plants Curator), cml@ucsc.edu; akeuter@ucsc.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818da9e-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File
UCSC Herbarium, Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California, Santa Cruz
Department of Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA   95064
(831) 459-4763
Collection Statistics
  • 16,236 specimen records
  • 13,369 (82%) georeferenced
  • 12,707 (78%) with images (13,158 total images)
  • 13,931 (86%) identified to species
  • 236 families
  • 829 genera
  • 2,378 species
  • 3,118 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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