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. The Gilbert L. Stout Plant Disease Herbarium (CDA-BPS) has ca. 10,000 unaccessioned specimens, integration into CDA is in progress.

CITES US 241; APHIS PPQ Containment facility #889; Foreign Importation PPQ 588 P526P-20-04200 [exp 10302023]; Interstate movement PPQ 526 P526P-20-02933 [exp 07012023]; CA State Diagnostic Plant Pest Permit 2828 [exp 08312023]; CDFW CESA (2081(a)-19-011-RP) AMENDMENT 1.

The CDFA PPDC Seed Herbarium has ca. 50,000 accessions in the Seed and Fruit Collection (CDA SFC), and is curated and databased separately from CDA (curator Deborah J. Meyer, retired Volunteer). 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
  • 56,392 specimen records
  • 52,248 (93%) georeferenced
  • 289 GenBank genetic references
  • 55,116 (98%) identified to species
  • 309 families
  • 2,608 genera
  • 9,861 species
  • 12,210 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics