McGill University Herbarium (MTMG)

The McGill University Herbarium currently comprises about 140,000 sheets, including specimens from the McGill College and Macdonald College Herbaria. It was founded in 1860 with the gift of 500 specimens collected by Dr. A.F. Holmes in Montreal in the early 1820's and is rich in 19th century collections from North America. More recent collections from Quebec, Ontario, and the circumpolar Arctic, including Greenland and Siberia, form the core of the collection. A large collection of Cyperaceae, especially temperate and arctic Carex worldwide, serve as vouchers for DNA sequence data. The database includes about 20,000 records currently digitized from the McGill University Herbarium.

Research Professional: Guillaume Larocque, guillaume.larocque@mcgill.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
MTMG-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: McGill University
Cite this collection:
McGill University Herbarium. Occurrence dataset (ID: 31e4d025-7da3-49eb-93a5-9fac2d2d8731) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 151 specimen records
  • 31 (21%) georeferenced
  • 151 (100%) with images (151 total images)
  • 149 (99%) identified to species
  • 12 families
  • 27 genera
  • 91 species
  • 98 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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