University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)

The University of Florida Herbarium is a unit of the Department of Natural History of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The herbarium is affiliated with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Biology and the Department of Plant Pathology. The FLAS acronym is the standard international abbreviation for the University of Florida Herbarium. It is derived from the herbarium's early association with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. Our mission focuses in plant collections acquisition and care, research based on the collections, education and public service.
Contacts: Matthew E. Smith,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a1aa8e0a-d122-4fff-96df-0a83f585a2de
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 48,788 specimen records
  • 28,389 (58%) georeferenced
  • 39,360 (81%) with images (54,512 total images)
  • 385 GenBank, 1 misc genetic references
  • 39,030 (80%) identified to species
  • 371 families
  • 1,779 genera
  • 9,961 species
  • 10,100 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics