Yale Peabody Museum - Botany (YPM-YU)

Founded in 1864 by Daniel Cady Eaton from his personal library and plant collection, the Yale Herbarium is an internationally recognized repository with holdings of approximately 350,000 specimens from throughout the world. There are an estimated 3,000 type specimens. The collection is particularly rich in ferns, bryophytes and grasses, as well as in historically important materials from early botanical collectors. In addition, it was the herbarium of record for the flora of southern New England from 1864 until 1955, when that function passed to the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Division of Botany: Patrick Sweeney, patrick.sweeney@yale.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale University Peabody Museum
Cite this collection:
Yale Peabody Museum - Botany. Occurrence dataset (ID: 0fa62617-76a8-46fe-8310-7e502d221d45) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 182 specimen records
  • 173 (95%) georeferenced
  • 180 (99%) with images (360 total images)
  • 161 (88%) identified to species
  • 62 families
  • 83 genera
  • 116 species
  • 116 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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