Harvard Forest Herbarium (Harvard University-HF)

The HF Herbarium contains over 3,400 specimens of just over 800 species collected locally over the last century (from 1908 to 2010). Many specimens were collected in the first half of the 20th century, primarily during three periods: 1908-1913 (~10% of specimens), 1928-34 (~35%), and 1947-49 (~45%). Specimens collected at HF but originally housed in regional herbaria (HUH, MASS) or personal collections are also now included. Modern flora was collected from 2004-2007 by Jerry Jenkins, Glenn Motzkin, and Kirsten Ward. Two digital databases, one describing the herbarium specimens, and the other describing the HF flora are publicly accessible. The database is now searchable on-line in addition to the digital downloads below.
Contact: David Foster (drfoster@fas.harvard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 August 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: © 2012 - 2015 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Access Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Collection Statistics
  • 3,547 specimen
  • 2,871 (81%) georeferenced
  • 3,525 (99%) with images
  • 3,416 (96%) identified to species
  • 129 families
  • 427 genera
  • 889 species
  • 901 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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