Lichen Collection of the Emory University Herbarium (GEO)

The Emory University Herbarium (GEO) has more than 20,200 plant specimens, dating back to the early 1900s. The majority of the collection is composed of plants from the southeast USA collected by Don E. Eyles (aquatic plants), Robert F. Thorne (Flora of SW Georgia) and Madeline L. Burbanck (granite rock outcrop plants). Recent collections more focused on our growing global collection from the Mediterranean and Balkans (medicinal plants) and Australia (pollinator ecology).
Contacts: Cassandra Leah Quave (; Tharanga Samarakoon,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 April 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Emory University Herbarium
1462 Clifton Rd NE, Room 100D
Atlanta, Georgia   30322
Collection Statistics
  • 687 specimen records
  • 619 (90%) georeferenced
  • 587 (85%) with images (691 total images)
  • 603 (88%) identified to species
  • 74 families
  • 169 genera
  • 362 species
  • 366 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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