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Missouri Botanical Garden - TROPICOS (MO-Plantae)

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium is one of the world’s outstanding research resources for specimens and information on bryophytes and vascular plants. The collection is limited to these two major groups of plants. As of 31 December 2015 the collection had 6.66 million specimens (6.1 million vascular plants and 563,000 bryophytes). This specimen dataset includes over 4.4 million records (4.0 million vascular plants and 300,000 bryophytes).
Contacts: Bob Magill - Senior Curator Science and Conservation (
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 April 2017
IPT / DwC-A Source:
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics
  • 194,359 specimen records
  • 178,605 (92%) georeferenced
  • 6,186 (3%) with images
  • 158,073 (81%) identified to species
  • 352 families
  • 2,279 genera
  • 10,124 species
  • 10,671 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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