Ontario Agricultural College Herbarium (BIO-OAC)

The BIO Herbarium at the University of Guelph houses approximately 100,000 (image data for 65,535) herbarium specimens, collected from all around the world. The collection provides excellent coverage in ethnobotanical notes and houses vouchers for the Flora Ontario Integrated Botanical Information System (FOIBIS). The collection also contains DNA Barcoding vouchers for the Center for Biodiversity Intitute of Ontario (CBG) of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. BIO Herbarium is committed to making this important collection more accessible to botanists and others, wherever they may be, for use in their own projects: particularly in biodiversity, conservation, sustainable development and systematics. To this end we have developed HIMS, which contains labelled information and images of all the specimens at the BIO Herbarium.

Chief Curator: Subramanyam Ragupathy, ragu@uoguelph.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
BIOOAC-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Guelph Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
Cite this collection:
Ontario Agricultural College Herbarium. Occurrence dataset (ID: b99eb424-8021-4383-aa4d-a9aef3b649ee) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 251 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 251 (100%) with images (251 total images)
  • 239 (95%) identified to species
  • 12 families
  • 18 genera
  • 51 species
  • 51 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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