Search Taxon

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,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 23 February 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
IPT Ingestion
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 199,742 specimen records
  • 182,259 (91%) georeferenced
  • 1,638 (0.82%) with images (1,791 total images)
  • 181,325 (91%) identified to species
  • 371 families
  • 2,642 genera
  • 12,710 species
  • 13,521 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Show Geographic Distribution
Show Family Distribution
Geographic Distribution
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that term