UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Wesley E. Niles Herbarium (UNLV)

Founded in 1970 by Dr. Wesley E. Niles, the herbarium now holds about 70,000 specimens. Its primary focus is the vascular plant diversity in the Mojave Desert regions of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and California. Important collections include those of T. Ackerman (Desert National Wildlife Refuge); J. C. Beatley (Nevada Test Site); V. Bostick (central and southern Nevada); D. Charlet (Nevada); I.W. Clokey (Spring Mountains); M.Kurzius, D. Schramm, P. Peterson, and C. Annabel (Death Valley, California, and Nevada); S. Meyer (southern Nevada); A. Tiehm, A. Pinzl, and H. Mozingo (central and northern Nevada); W. Niles, P. Leary, J. Holland, and J. Alexander (Nevada, California, and Arizona), and L. Stark (bryophytes of southwestern deserts).
Contacts: Llo Stark (lrs@unlv.nevada.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 September 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 66,076 specimen records
  • 47 (0.07%) georeferenced
  • 63,820 (97%) identified to species
  • 213 families
  • 1,479 genera
  • 6,441 species
  • 9,045 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics