Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium (HNT)

The Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium (HNT) was founded in the 1960’s by Myron Kimnach, director of the botanical gardens from 1962 to 1986. It is a depository of mostly exotic plant specimens used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is to serve as voucher documentation for research projects, and as resources for plant identification. With over 10,000 specimens, it is an archive of vascular plants from around the world, with particular emphasis on plants from Mexico, Central America and South America. Important collections include those of F. Boutin, J. P. Folsom, D. R. Hodel, D. de Laubenfels, M. Kimnach and R. Moran. Plant families well-represented include Arecaceae, Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and desert plants worldwide. In addition, the herbarium receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research.
Contact: Tim Thibault (tthibault@huntington.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 October 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 6,808 specimen records
  • 1,684 (25%) georeferenced
  • 4,640 (68%) identified to species
  • 191 families
  • 928 genera
  • 1,929 species
  • 2,149 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069