Michigan State University Herbarium - Lichens (MSC-Lichen)

The lichen collection of the Michigan State University Herbarium (MSC) totals over 150,000 accessioned specimens from many regions of the world. The herbarium maintains over 10,000 exsiccati specimens, many of which are not otherwise available in North America. This extensive collection was assembled largely through the efforts of Dr. Henry A. Imshaug, the curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium from 1958-1990.

Director: L Alan Prather, alan@msu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
MSCLichen-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Michigan State University
Cite this collection:
Michigan State University Herbarium - Lichens. Occurrence dataset (ID: 6514bc21-359d-4c42-93d6-cb918581f59e) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 109 specimen records
  • 25 (23%) georeferenced
  • 78 (72%) identified to species
  • 25 families
  • 34 genera
  • 50 species
  • 52 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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