Western Illinois University, ​R. M. Myers Herbarium (MWI)

The R.M. Myers Herbarium contains more than 75,000 specimens, of which most are from western Illinois or southeastern Iowa. We hold a major collection of moss specimens from western Illinois, as well as a set of Opuntia fragilis specimens that document most areas where it grows in the midwest.
Contact: Eric Ribbens (e-ribbens@wiu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5f887025-5ee0-453e-b25b-360c1f5e870a
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Western Illinois University
Collection Statistics
  • 42,498 specimen records
  • 4,036 (9%) georeferenced
  • 42,021 (99%) identified to species
  • 283 families
  • 1,990 genera
  • 6,197 species
  • 7,062 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069