SDSU - Lichens of the San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU)

The San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU) is a depository of over 25,600 pressed and mounted specimens of vascular plants and approximately 400 specimens of algae, used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is: 1) to serve as voucher documentation for research projects; 2) to serve as resources for plant identification; and 3) to serve as exemplars in plant courses. In addition, the herbarium both receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research. The herbarium collection specializes in land plant specimens from San Diego County, California, and Baja California, with some collections from Australia, Chile, and the south Pacific.

Collections Manager: Mike Simpson,, 619-549-8012
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a7537a83-128a-4112-8cdc-3ae0d491d711
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 31 specimen records
  • 28 (90%) georeferenced
  • 4 (13%) with images (14 total images)
  • 28 (90%) identified to species
  • 11 families
  • 20 genera
  • 27 species
  • 27 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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