Duke University (DUKE)

The Duke Herbarium contains over 800,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, lichens, and basidiomycete fungi, including more than 1900 types. The collection is especially rich in specimens from the southeastern United States, but has synoptic representation worldwide. The Algal Herbarium at Duke was established by phycologist Richard Searles. The herbarium consists of 20,500 specimens of macro marine algae from the southeastern U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico, including over one hundred types.
Contact: Kathleen Pryer (pryer@duke.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b5a0e50d-d402-462f-bfb0-77ffe9b1f9a7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 17,828 specimen records
  • 16,287 (91%) georeferenced
  • 4,186 (23%) with images
  • 16,244 (91%) identified to species
  • 195 families
  • 704 genera
  • 1,999 species
  • 2,123 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics