Victor Valley College (VVC)

A. Louise Baartz Memorial Herbarium. A. Louise Baartz was a former biology professor at Victor Valley College who began an herbarium collection under the supervision of Dr. Wilbur Mayhew of the University of California at Riverside. In 1973 she registered the Victor Valley College herbarium collection, then with only around 300 specimens, with the California Department of Agriculture. The collection now contains 5,000+ (2,000+ accessioned and georeferenced) specimens from the Mojave Desert, San Bernardino Mountains, the southeastern Sierra Nevada, southern San Joaquin Valley, and southeastern Arizona.

Herbarium contact: Tim Thomas (
Contact: Jason Alexander (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0c1e4e54-bb97-439b-8804-dd9d77a2ab0e
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 3,809 specimen records
  • 3,765 (99%) georeferenced
  • 2,991 (79%) identified to species
  • 106 families
  • 577 genera
  • 1,508 species
  • 1,618 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics