Duke University Herbarium Algae Collection (DUKE)

The Duke Herbarium contains over 800,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, lichens, and basidiomycete fungi, including more than 1900 types. The Algal Herbarium was established by Duke 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.
Contacts: Kathleen Pryer, pryer@duke.edu
Data manager: Blanka Aguero, blanka@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
  • 17,817 specimen records
  • 17,337 (97%) georeferenced
  • 4,186 (23%) with images (4,189 total images)
  • 16,319 (92%) identified to species
  • 197 families
  • 705 genera
  • 2,014 species
  • 2,153 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics