University of Michigan Herbarium (MICH)

The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies. The organismal and genetic resource collections such as those in the Herbarium provide the best tangible record we have of life on Earth and constitute a crucial resource for use in research and education benefiting science, society, and the university. Working collaboratively within the highly regarded Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, our goal is to make UM a leading center for training and research in studies of the history, the change mechanisms, and the conservation of Earth’s diverse life forms.

Contacts: UM Herbarium Data Group, umherb-data@umich.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
MICH-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & Arts
Cite this collection:
University of Michigan Herbarium. Occurrence dataset (ID: 5ee27314-81c7-446a-8f75-72d3adff07ba) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 2,475 specimen records
  • 1,644 (66%) georeferenced
  • 2,404 (97%) with images (2,427 total images)
  • 2,285 (92%) identified to species
  • 178 families
  • 345 genera
  • 709 species
  • 760 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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