University of Michigan Herbarium (MICH)

Specialty: Worldwide, especially temperate North America and the Great Lakes region. Specific strengths include marine algae of eastern North America, West Indies, Alaska, and Pacific Islands; bryophytes of tropical America; Agaricaceae and Hymenogastraceae of western North America; vascular plants of Mexico, Iran, Himalayas, southwestern Pacific Region, and southeastern Asia; Cyperaceae, Malpighiaceae, and Myrtaceae of the New World.
Date Founded: 1837.

Collection Manager: Brad Ruhfel,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 March 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
University of Michigan Herbarium
3600 Varsity Drive
Ann Arbor, MI   48108-2228
Collection Statistics
  • 554,806 specimen records
  • 177,452 (32%) georeferenced
  • 463,418 (84%) with images (645,685 total images)
  • 3 GenBank genetic references
  • 502,177 (91%) identified to species
  • 359 families
  • 4,746 genera
  • 33,199 species
  • 36,636 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics