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

The UCLA Herbarium (LA) was founded in ca. 1930, and contains approximately 150,000 specimens, almost entirely dried vascular plants. The herbarium contains collections of notable UCLA biologists such as Carl Epling, Harlan Lewis, Peter H. Raven, Martin Cody, Henry J. Thompson, Jonathan Sauer, Elizabeth McClintock, Mildred E. Mathias, Lawrence L. Kiefer, and Barry A. Prigge. The core of the collection contains specimens collected between 1915-1965 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. 10,000 specimens), a Baja California Collection (ca. 2,400 specimens), and a Type Collection (350 specimens). Additional collection strengths include the Lamiaceae, Loasaceae, and Onagraceae clades. 

Curator: Anthony Baniaga,
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
  • 64,565 specimen records
  • 21,937 (34%) georeferenced
  • 46,497 (72%) with images (46,558 total images)
  • 37,577 (58%) identified to species
  • 202 families
  • 1,399 genera
  • 5,850 species
  • 7,467 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics