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

Economic Herbarium of Oakes Ames
Consists of about 40,000 herbarium specimens of economically important plants of cultivated and wild origin as well as  13,000 botanically oriented artifacts.

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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!

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