Troy University Herbarium (TROY)

The Troy University Herbarium (TROY) is housed in the Math Science Complex (MSCX) Room 216. The collection consists of over 40,000 specimens of primarily vascular plants with a moderate collection of bryophytes and lichens. The herbarium includes plants from throughout the Southeastern United States, although those from south Alabama form the majority of the collection. The herbarium has an active role in education, research, and public service. Herbarium staff and graduate students assist in plant identifications and provide botanical information upon request. The herbarium is open to any visitor, professional or amateur, with a legitimate reason for consulting the collection. Although the herbarium is available for use most weekdays, calling in advance of visits is recommended. In addition to the collection of plant specimens, the herbarium houses a small library, emphasizing floras, systematic monographs, and nomenclatural references. All of the Alabama specimens deposted in the TROY Herbarium can be can be viewed at the Alabama Plant Atlas Website.
Contact: Michael Woods (mwoods@troy.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 January 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 41,193 specimen records
  • 36,038 (87%) georeferenced
  • 35,479 (86%) identified to species
  • 275 families
  • 1,336 genera
  • 4,275 species
  • 4,964 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069