University of California, Davis Center for Plant Diversity - Algae (DAV-Algae)

The Center for Plant Diversity herbarium at the University of California, Davis houses collections primarily of marine macroalgae and from east and west coasts of North America. It is one of four collections in the John M. Tucker Herbarium, the others being vascular, lichens, and bryophytes. Our emphasis is on California species (ca 50% of our collections).

Curator: Alison Colwell,, 530-752-1091 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-3011-3933)
Collections Manager: Teri Barry,, 530-752-1091
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: eea73e03-b82e-4111-a1c0-391d95a5aa38
Digital Metadata: EML File
UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity
Plant Sciences Mail Stop 7, One Shields Avenue
Davis, California   95616
United States
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Collection Statistics
  • 1,984 specimen records
  • 1,845 (93%) georeferenced
  • 1,959 (99%) with images (1,959 total images)
  • 1,772 (89%) identified to species
  • 84 families
  • 246 genera
  • 504 species
  • 518 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution