University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley (UCJEPS)

Established in 1895 around a core of preserved plant specimens that were collected by William Brewer on the California Geological Survey of 1860 to 1864, the University Herbarium (UC) includes 2,200,000 specimens from land plants, algae, lichens, and fungi.

Established in 1950 by a bequest from Willis Linn Jepson, the Jepson Herbarium (JEPS) includes over 100,000 vascular plant specimens from California.

Contact: Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 August 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 469,699 specimen records
  • 310,767 (66%) georeferenced
  • 94,776 (20%) with images
  • 438,883 (93%) identified to species
  • 315 families
  • 2,424 genera
  • 12,370 species
  • 16,109 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics