Archbold Biological Station (ARCH-herbarium)

The Archbold Biological Station herbarium has over 4200 vascular plant specimens and is located in the laboratory of the Plant Ecology Program in the Richard Archbold Research Center at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, FL. The collection consists predominately of plants collected from central and south Florida, with a strong emphasis on the southern Lake Wales Ridge near and on the property of Archbold Biological Station. Additional collections include bryophytes and lichens. The Archbold Biological Station is also known as the Leonard J. Brass Herbarium, named in honor of worldwide plant collector, palm expert, explorer, conservationist, and botanist, L.J. Brass (1900-1971). Dr. Brass founded this herbarium and collected the majority of its specimens. In February 2010, we also dedicated this collection to Dorothy Mundell, in appreciation of her long-time service to the herbarium. Carl Weekley and Rebecca Yahr also made significant contributions to the ABS herbarium. Eric Menges is currently the curator. Nomenclature used as determined by Wunderlin ( or (

Archbold Data Manager: Archbold Data Manager,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Access Rights: Archbold Biological Station Herbarium data records may be used by individual researchers or research groups, but they may not be repackaged, resold, or redistributed in any form without the express written consent of the Archbold's Herbarium Curator. If any of these records are used in an analysis or report, the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged and the Curator notified. Archbold Biological Station and its staff are not responsible for damages, injury or loss due to the use of these data.
Archbold Biological Station
123 Main Drive
Venus, Florida   33960-2039
(863) 465-2571
Collection Statistics
  • 4,795 specimen records
  • 4 (0.08%) georeferenced
  • 4,782 (100%) with images (5,013 total images)
  • 4,579 (95%) identified to species
  • 207 families
  • 717 genera
  • 1,491 species
  • 1,560 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics