Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames (Harvard University Herbaria) (Harvard University-AMES)

The Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames (Ames Herbarium) contains about 131,000 plant specimens that are pressed, dried, and mounted on archival heavy paper. and labeled with essential collecting data. A collection of 3,000 flowers in glycerin, 4,000 specimens preserved in liquid, and hundreds of line drawings supplement the specimens in the main collection. The Ames Herbarium is exceptionally rich in type specimens, with some 6,000 holotypes and 4,000 isotypes represented, resulting from an active exchange program maintained throughout the years by the staff of the herbarium.
Contacts: Charles Davis, nevp@fas.harvard.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 February 2023
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: © 2012 - 2019 President and Fellows of Harvard College
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Harvard University Herbaria
22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts   02138
United States of America
Collection Statistics
  • 3,952 specimen records
  • 90 (2%) georeferenced
  • 1,940 (49%) with images (1,968 total images)
  • 2,890 (73%) identified to species
  • 26 families
  • 75 genera
  • 146 species
  • 153 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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