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

The Pullen Herbarium (MISS) collection consists of over 62,000 vascular plant specimens, as well as non vascular plants, slime molds and woods. 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.
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
  • 121,338 specimen records
  • 22,649 (19%) georeferenced
  • 72,777 (60%) with images
  • 70,120 (58%) identified to species
  • 240 families
  • 1,454 genera
  • 5,938 species
  • 6,669 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069