UCSB: Algae - University of California Santa Barbara Algae Collection (UCSB-Algae)

The UCSB botanical collections, housed at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, include over 250,000 taxa of terrestrial and marine species. The vascular plant herbarium includes approximately 100,000 vascular plant specimens, lichens curated by Dr. Shirley Tucker, and the C.H. Muller Oak collection. The algal herbarium houses approximately 8000 specimens dating from the 1880s.

Contacts: Greg Wahlert, wahlert@ccber.ucsb.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 July 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 9,579 specimen records
  • 8,961 (94%) georeferenced
  • 9,578 (100%) with images (12,182 total images)
  • 5,072 (53%) identified to species
  • 124 families
  • 199 genera
  • 458 species
  • 486 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics