LA - University of California, Los Angeles Herbarium (LA)

The UCLA Herbarium (LA) was founded in ca. 1930, and contains approximately 200,000 specimens, almost entirely dried vascular plants. The herbarium contains the collections of notable UCLA biologists such as Carl Epling, Harlan Lewis, Peter Raven, Martin Cody, Henry J. Thompson, Jonathan Sauer, Elizabeth McClintock, and Mildred Mathias. The core of the collection (ca. 146,000 specimens) contains specimens from North America (60%), Europe (23%), the Pacific (7%), South America (5%), Asia (3%), and Africa (2%). The UCLA Herbarium also maintains a large collection of cultivated plants (ca. 11,000), a Santa Monica Mountains Collection (ca. 8,300 specimens), a Baja California Collection (ca. 2400 specimens), and a Type Collection (298 specimens).
Contacts: Thomas Huggins, Collections Manager (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a70436a2-dfaa-482e-88e0-5193a66b0bfc
Digital Metadata: EML File
University of California, Los Angles Herbarium
1035 Terasaki Life Science Bldg, University of California, Los Angeles
610 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA   90095-1606
(310) 825-3620
Collection Statistics
  • 38,731 specimen records
  • 11,998 (31%) georeferenced
  • 14,359 (37%) with images (14,437 total images)
  • 25,733 (66%) identified to species
  • 190 families
  • 1,281 genera
  • 4,078 species
  • 5,204 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics