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  • USF Herbarium

    USF Herbarium

    • Herbarium Acronym: USF
      Affiliated Institution: University of South Florida
      Herbarium Location: University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, ISA 2015, Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough, 33620, UNITED STATES
      Phone Number: 813-974-7602
      Herbarium Webpage:

      Name of Primary Contact: Alan Franck
      Email of Primary Contact:

      Currently accepting specimens?: Yes
      Location requirements for collections:: Florida & adjacent states, West Indies
      Describe other metadata requirements:: Generally specific details anent these are necessary: collector's name, latitude/longitude, date, habitat, substrate, colors, smell (and taste when applicable)
      Do you digitize collections?: Yes
      Able to accept and associate digital photographs with collections?: Yes
      Other important information: USF at Mycology Collections Portal: (or go here:
    The USF Herbarium was founded in 1958 by George R. Cooley. The herbarium contains approximately 280,000 specimens, consisting of about 260,000 specimens of vascular plants, 14,000 algae, 2,800 bryophytes, 1,300 lichens, and 300 macrofungi. The collection contains approximately 400 type specimens. The herbarium is richest in specimens from Florida (~40%), with additional holdings from North America north of Mexico (~35%), Latin America and the West Indies (~15%), and the Eastern Hemisphere (~10%).

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