San Diego State University Herbarium - Algae (SDSU-Algae)

The San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU) is a depository of over 25,700 vascular plant specimens and nearly 500 specimens of macroalgae. These are all used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is: 1) to serve as voucher documentation for research projects; 2) to serve as resources for plant identification; and 3) to serve as exemplars in plant courses. The SDSU Herbarium both receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research. The herbarium macroalgae collection consists of specimens from the Pacific coast of the United States and Baja California, Mexico and from the Gulf of California, Mexico, with some collections from Hawaii.

Collections Manager: Mike Simpson,
Curator: Matt Edwards
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a8ee3fab-30e3-4d33-85fd-3a33e8942955
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 466 specimen records
  • 465 (100%) georeferenced
  • 448 (96%) with images (448 total images)
  • 415 (89%) identified to species
  • 49 families
  • 109 genera
  • 157 species
  • 160 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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