University of Mississippi, Thomas M. Pullen Herbarium (MISS)

The Pullen Herbarium (MISS) collection consists of over 75,000 vascular plant specimens, as well as non vascular plants, slime molds and fungi. With funding from the National Science Foundation , the collection is now housed in new cabinets on a compactor system and the specimen data has been entered into a searchable database. All accessioned specimens have been imaged and are currently being linked to our heritage database.
Contact: Lucile McCook, Curator (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4b4dd71f-d42c-4af9-837d-0a353ad73aa9
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 110,629 specimen records
  • 23,359 (21%) georeferenced
  • 73,647 (67%) with images
  • 71,829 (65%) identified to species
  • 248 families
  • 1,461 genera
  • 6,015 species
  • 6,797 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069