The Harvard University Herbaria include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the third largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.

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Featured Collection

Paleobotanical Collection
Includes about 60,000 specimens and is the second largest repository for fossil plants in the United States. The collection, without peer for completeness of stratigraphic, geographic, and taxonomic coverage, is also rich in European material not available elsewhere in the United States.

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Citizen Science

Want to support research at the Harvard University Herbaria?

Interested in plants and fungi from expeditions or specific geographic areas?

You can be a citizen scientist by transcribing labels of macrofungi, lichens and bryophytes!

Research Funding Opportunities

The HUH is pleased to offer resources to help researchers fund their work through travel grants and postdoctoral fellowships. The resources vary in focus, eligibility and application process. For more details, click here.

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