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Collection Profile for: LA - University of California, Los Angeles Herbarium (LA)

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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 A. M. Johnson, Carl Epling, Margaret and Harlan Lewis, Peter H. Raven, Martin A. Cody, Henry J. Thompson, Jonathan Sauer, Joseph Andorfer Ewan, Elizabeth McClintock, Mildred E. Mathias, Lawrence L. Kiefer, Barbara Joe Hoshizaki and Barry A. Prigge. The core of the collection contains specimens collected between 1920-1970 from North America (75%), South America (13%), Asia & the Pacific (10%), Europe (1%), and Africa (1%). The UCLA Herbarium also maintains a collection of cultivated plants from West Los Angeles (ca. 8,000 specimens), a Santa Monica Mountains Collection and Los Angeles Basin (ca. 11,000 specimens), a Baja California Collection (ca. 4,000 specimens), and a Type Collection (500 specimens). Additional collection strengths include the Lamiaceae, Loasaceae, and Onagraceae clades.



GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/4c122e6f-b2a4-4f91-aff5-449e9afb57b3


University of California, Los Angeles Herbarium
1035 Terasaki Life Science Bldg, University of California, Los Angeles
610 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA   90095-1606

Collection Statistics

  • 73,028 specimen records
  • 26,636 (36%) georeferenced
  • 56,798 (78%) with images (57,092 total images)
  • 46,066 (63%) identified to species
  • 239 families
  • 1,538 genera
  • 6,854 species
  • 8,861 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 11 May 2023
Global Unique Identifier: a70436a2-dfaa-482e-88e0-5193a66b0bfc
Digital Metadata:EML File
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