Colorado Mesa University, Walter A. Kelley Herbarium (MESA)

The Walter Almond Kelley herbarium at Colorado Mesa University contains over 5,000 specimens, primarily from western Colorado and eastern Utah. It was founded in 1978.
Contact: Stephen Stern (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ac7b0f18-a698-4d9e-a342-ad715b459e6d
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mesa University
Department of Biological Sciences
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado   81501-3122
Collection Statistics
  • 4,817 specimen records
  • 2,833 (59%) georeferenced
  • 598 (12%) with images
  • 3,159 (66%) identified to species
  • 108 families
  • 508 genera
  • 1,430 species
  • 1,204 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069