United States National Herbarium (US-Botany)
The United States National Herbarium was founded in 1848, when the first collections were accessioned from the United States Exploring Expedition (50,000 specimens of 10,000 species). Current holdings total 5 million specimens, making this collection among the ten largest in the world representing about 8% of the plant collection resources of the United States. The herbarium is especially rich in type specimens (@110,000).
Contact: Rusty Russell, Collections Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Home Page: http://botany.si.edu/
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 May 2014
Usage Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)