CDA - California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDA)

Founded in the 1920s, the Botany Lab and Herbarium of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (Plant Pest Diagnostics Center) serves as the plant diagnostic and identification service for California, and is the repository for the state collection of noxious weed and agricultural plant specimens. Size of collection: ca. 55,000 plant specimens. Notable collections include those of CDFA and County Agricultural Commissioner staff, M. K. Bellue, T. C. Fuller, G. Douglas Barbe, G. F. Hrusa, and G. L. Stout.
CITES US 241; APHIS PPQ Containment facility #889; PPQ 588 P526P-18-00641; PPQ 526 P526P-17-02764; CA State Diagnostic Plant Pest Permit 2828; CDFW CESA (2081(a)-19-011-RP) AMENDMENT 1.
The Gilbert L. Stout Plant Disease Herbarium (CDA-BPS) has ca. 10,000 unaccessioned specimens, integration into CDA is in progress. The CDFA Seed Herbarium has ca. 50,000 accessions in the Seed and Fruit Collection (CDA SFC), and is curated and databased separately from CDA (Deborah J. Meyer, Curator and Senior Seed Botanist). Notable collections in CDA-SFC include those of CDFA and County Agricultural Commissioner staff, M. K. Bellue, B. Crampton, P. B. Kennedy, D. Baxter, B. M. Browning, D. Decker-Walters, and C. Dremann.

Contacts: Genevieve Walden, genevieve.walden@cdfa.ca.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f3fbf434-c09e-46fa-bc30-99138cd73a71
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Botany Lab and Herbarium (CDA)
3294 Meadowview Road
Plant Pest Diagnostics Center (PPDC)
Sacramento, CA   95832-1448
USA
[1] 916 738 6688
Collection Statistics
  • 56,059 specimen records
  • 33,704 (60%) georeferenced
  • 54,576 (97%) identified to species
  • 314 families
  • 2,604 genera
  • 9,791 species
  • 12,114 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics