Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)

Sobralia callosa orchid flower
Databases and Images

The UF Herbarium's collection databases and image galleries provide interactive, virtual access to our fragile collections; extending them to a global audience. The specimen based images are associated with label information in the collection catalog, including data on habitat, flowering and fruiting period, frequency, and distribution. A common name search tool provides a walkway to the scientific names used in the catalogs.

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.

Collections Catalog

Senna alata specimen A searchable database of ca. 55,000 of the 450,000 herbarium specimens on file in the vascular plant and bryophyte and lichen collections.

Type Specimen Catalog

Pinus clausa cone This catalog includes specimen label data and images of our vascular plant, bryophyte and lichen type specimens. Literature citations and special notes relevant to the included specimens are available.

Digital Images

Sobralia gloriana flowerOur image galleries are being developed with a thematic focus. Digital image sets include potentially invasive, insectivorous, poisonous and endangered plants of Florida, type specimens, orchids and vouchers for the Floristic Inventory of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

Herbarium Library

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The herbarium library catalog is a searchable database of a portion of the literature holdings in the herbarium's extensive reference library. The library includes literature relevant to the naming and classification of vascular plants (plant taxonomy and nomenclature) including floras, monographs, journals, microfiche, reprints and maps.