University of Manitoba (WIN)

Founded in 1907, the University of Manitoba Herbarium contains over 90,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, fungi and lichens. The Cryptogamic Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences (WIN) houses the most broadly representative collection of lichens in Manitoba, approximately 15,000 specimens. These include a representative Hudson Bay lichen collection from Wapusk National Park, collected annually between the years 2002 and 2010. The genus Cladonia represents a sizeable portion of the collection, largely from Manitoba and Newfoundland. WIN has served as a rich repository of genetic and chemical material for phylogenetic and secondary metabolite studies
Contacts: Steven Harris,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 October 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 5,670 specimen records
  • 4,809 (85%) georeferenced
  • 5,660 (100%) identified to species
  • 91 families
  • 203 genera
  • 655 species
  • 672 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics