Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (HSC)

The Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (HSC) consists of ~104,000 specimens, with a strong emphasis in the flora of northwest California and southwest Oregon. Established in 1960, the Herbarium serves as a botanical resource for students and faculty, as well as, community members and professional botanists. Our collections offer excellent opportunities to learn more about the rich diversity of our native flora, as well as, our exotic and invasive weeds. The Herbarium also participates in loan and exchange programs with other herbaria throughout the country.
Contact: Michael Mesler (mrm1@humboldt.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 December 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium
Biological Sciences Department
1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA   95521-8299
USA
(707) 826-4801
Collection Statistics
  • 73,108 specimen records
  • 12,765 (17%) georeferenced
  • 70,735 (97%) identified to species
  • 167 families
  • 1,165 genera
  • 4,455 species
  • 5,841 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics