New Brunswick Museum - Vascular Plants (NBM-VP)

The herbarium of the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) is a systematic collection of specimens documenting the diversity, distribution, historical occurrence, and habitats of the plants and fungi of New Brunswick and northeastern North America. It is an invaluable resource for scientific research, reference, and education. The nucleus of the herbarium is a collection of several thousand specimens assembled by members of the Natural History Society of New Brunswick, beginning in the early 1860s. Especially noteworthy among this material are collections made by James Fowler (1829-1923), author of the first catalogue of the provincial flora, and by George Upham Hay (1843-1913), a versatile early contributor to knowledge of New Brunswick’s vascular plants, marine algae, and fungi.  In recent years, the geographic and taxonomic scope of the collections has expanded considerably. This growth has stemmed in part from fieldwork by New Brunswick Museum staff and associates, and in part from donations, exchanges, and purchases. The vascular plant collection remains one of the main sources of documentation for the vascular flora of New Brunswick.

Curator: Alfredo Justo,, 506-647-3443
Coordinator and Research Technician: Amanda Bremner,, 506-566-1545
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: aff5a127-b5be-489a-8ff0-3cdad7a86e4f
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
New Brunswick Museum Collections (2024). New Brunswick Museum - Vascular Plants. Occurrence dataset accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal on 2024-07-20.
Collection Statistics
  • 39,999 specimen records
  • 34,581 (86%) georeferenced
  • 38,547 (96%) identified to species
  • 155 families
  • 716 genera
  • 2,003 species
  • 2,155 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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