Herbarium SUNY Oswego (State University of New York at Oswego-OSW)

The Oswego Herbarium is comprised of approximately 40,000 specimens with global distribution, dating from the early 1800s through the present. The greatest coverage is from upstate New York and the Lake Ontario region. The collection includes primarily vascular plants with a small bryophyte collection. A large portion of this collection is the orphaned Syracuse University Herbarium.

The OSW is in the process of being fully curated and digitized as part of NSF award #2204516.


Contacts: Kamal Mohamed, kamal.mohamed@oswego.edu, 315 312 2785 or 3031
Contacts: Kristen Haynes, kristen.haynes@oswego.edu, 315 312 6678
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: af905c6c-a04b-4420-aba6-5046fdb26a8e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SUNY Oswego
Herbarium SUNY Oswego
Department of Biological Sciences
Oswego, NY   13126
United States of America
[1] 315 312 6562
Collection Statistics
  • 19,841 specimen records
  • 542 (3%) georeferenced
  • 19,750 (100%) with images (19,755 total images)
  • 13,567 (68%) identified to species
  • 235 families
  • 1,161 genera
  • 3,492 species
  • 3,726 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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