SDSU EB Vertebrate Collections
Herbarium  
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
Welcome to the Herbarium Page

 

The SDSU Herbarium (acronym SDSU in Index Herbariorum) is a small teaching and research collection of over 20,000 plant herbarium specimens. These herbarium specimens consist of pressed and dried plants, mounted on acid free paper (11.5" x 16.5"), with an attached barcode (accession number) and label, the latter with collection information (taxon, plant characteristics, habitat, locality, latitude/longitude, elevation, collector, collection number, and date of collection). These specimens are used in teaching Economic Botany (Biology 460), Plant Systematics (Biology 530), and Taxonomy of California Plants (Biology 531).

Collections are mostly from southern California, but also from central and northern regions of the state, Baja California, and some southwestern U.S. regions. We have regional collections of Point Loma, Camp Pendleton, Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve and also maintain some research collections from Australia and some southern Pacific islands. The specimens serve as vouchers for research studies and are cited in journal publications. The collection is entirely databased. The SDSU Herbarium is a member of the Consortium of California Herbaria. Our California records (including mapping capabilities) are accessible through The Jepson Interchange. For further information about the herbarium collection, please contact the curator, Dr. Michael G. Simpson.

 

 

Link to SDSU Herbarium website

 

Click on the photo above to be directed to the

official SDSU Herbarium website.