University of New Mexico Herbarium (UNM)

The Museum of Southwestern Biology houses New Mexico’s largest herbarium. Our focus is mainly to document and preserve a record of the flora of the state. We have 130,000 specimens; most are from New Mexico and the southwestern U.S. Our primary international holdings are from Mexico. As the fifth largest state we are relatively unexplored and species new to science are still being discovered, documented, and described. Our specimens represent over 7700 species and serve as a reference for what’s been documented within our region.
Contact: Timothy K. Lowrey (tlowrey@unm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 274317fa-b413-42b6-bb9a-cfe8f2e54962
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
UNM Herbarium; Department of Biology
MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM   87131-00001
USA
(505) 277-3781
Collection Statistics
  • 129,529 specimen records
  • 61,743 (48%) georeferenced
  • 50,919 (39%) with images
  • 125,359 (97%) identified to species
  • 403 families
  • 2,207 genera
  • 8,475 species
  • 10,513 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069