Hardin-Simmons University Herbarium (HSU)

Founded in 1964, the Hardin-Simmons University Herbarium contains approximately 5,500 specimens, most of which are from Texas, and with a special emphasis on Taylor County. This herbarium collection is being digitized with support from the National Science Foundation (Award #:1902078) in collaboration with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (contact: Tiana Rehman, trehman@brit.org).
Curator: Rick Hammer, rhammer@hsutx.edu
Digitization Lead: Tiana Rehman, trehman@brit.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: fa909cad-9082-48ef-a65e-31ab4ee82eac
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 5,970 specimen records
  • 309 (5%) georeferenced
  • 5,145 (86%) with images (5,145 total images)
  • 5,761 (96%) identified to species
  • 148 families
  • 767 genera
  • 2,046 species
  • 2,302 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Arenaria (10)
  • Cardionema (1)
  • Cerastium (5)
  • Lychnis (2)
  • Paronychia (3)
  • Sagina (1)
  • Saponaria (1)
  • Silene (4)
  • Spergula (1)
  • Spergularia (1)
  • Stellaria (7)