California Academy of Sciences Lichen dataset (CAS-BOT-BC)

The herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) holds around 5000 specimens of lichen. This is just a small portion of the largest collection of plants in the western U.S. and the sixth largest in the country. Together with the Herbarium of the University of California at Berkeley (UC) the San Francisco Bay area is regarded as a National Resource Center for systematic botany. These two major collections have an informal agreement to avoid duplication, thus providing botanists with a rich and varied resource for research.

Collection Manager: Emily Magnaghi, (ORCID #: 0000-0001-9193-5554)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bf89bc9d-040e-48e5-938a-dc8ad51f5b40
Digital Metadata: EML File
California Academy of Sciences Herbarium
Department of Botany
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA   94118-4503
Collection Statistics
  • 3,862 specimen records
  • 637 (16%) georeferenced
  • 3,850 (100%) with images (7,513 total images)
  • 3,651 (95%) identified to species
  • 48 families
  • 114 genera
  • 482 species
  • 497 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics