The University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) collections catalog is a searchable database of ca. 75,000 of the 450,000 herbarium specimens on file in the vascular plant, bryophyte and lichen collections. The catalog is cross-linked with the
University of Florida Herbarium Type Specimens Catalog where type details are provided. Digital images are available for selected specimens. The images are integrated with the catalog and are also available through a custom search page. A common name search tool provides a walkway to the scientific names used in the catalogs.
The UF Herbarium is now cataloging all FLAS North American bryophyte and lichen specimens (27,529 available) under NSF Award #1206394: "Digitization PEN: Digitization of North American Bryophyte and Lichen Specimens from Florida Herbaria." This award is made as part of the Lichens, Bryophytes and Climate Change NSF Thematic Collections Network project under the National Resource for Digitization of Biological Collections through the Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections program. All data resulting from this award will be available through the national resource (iDigBio.org) and in the respective national portals:
Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria (search for UF Herbarium bryophyte specimens)
Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (search for UF Herbarium lichen specimens)
Type specimens are searchable through the UF Collections Catalog which links to the University of Florida Herbarium Type Specimens Catalog with type specimen basionym and bibliographic data. We are also adding our type specimens to the JSTOR Global Plants Web site with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and collaboration with JSTOR.
Support for the herbarium's computerization effort is provided by the Florida Museum of Natural History, UF / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, United States Department of Agriculture (Hatch Project FLAS-HRB-04170), UF Libraries Digital Library Center, Florida Center for Library Automation and the Florida Museum Associates.