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
  • Acacia (20)
  • Acaciella (1)
  • Albizia (5)
  • Amorpha (12)
  • Apios (1)
  • Astragalus (73)
  • Baptisia (6)
  • Caesalpinia (8)
  • Calliandra (1)
  • Cassia (16)
  • Centrosema (3)
  • Cercidium (2)
  • Cercis (11)
  • Chamaecrista (3)
  • Crotalaria (2)
  • Cytisus (2)
  • Dalea (46)
  • Desmanthus (11)
  • Desmodium (12)
  • Galactia (1)
  • Gleditsia (9)
  • Glycyrrhiza (2)
  • Gymnocladus (2)
  • Hedysarum (4)
  • Hoffmannseggia (18)
  • Indigofera (4)
  • Lathyrus (14)
  • Lespedeza (10)
  • Lotus (12)
  • Lupinus (32)
  • Medicago (35)
  • Melilotus (26)
  • Mimosa (29)
  • Neptunia (3)
  • Oxytropis (9)
  • Parkinsonia (1)
  • Pediomelum (9)
  • Petalostemum (1)
  • Phaseolus (2)
  • Prosopis (20)
  • Psoralea (11)
  • Psoralidium (2)
  • Pueraria (1)
  • Robinia (4)
  • Senna (9)
  • Sesbania (6)
  • Sophora (3)
  • Strophostyles (4)
  • Tephrosia (1)
  • Thermopsis (4)
  • Trifolium (26)
  • Vicia (32)
  • Wisteria (5)