Harvard University, Farlow Herbarium (FH)

The Farlow Herbarium houses nearly 1,400,000 specimens of lichenized and non-lichenized fungi, bryophytes, and algae. The collections are world-wide in scope; particular strengths are in bound, indexed exsiccatae, bryophytes and fungi from Asia, entomogenous fungi, Antarctic lichens, and special "authors" herbaria which contain many type specimens. The Herbarium also has an associated library, The Farlow Reference Library, including the Archives of the Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany. Currently, the New England Botanical Club cryptogamic collection is also housed in the Farlow Herbarium.
Contacts: Donald H. Pfister, dpfister@oeb.harvard.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 March 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: President and Fellows of Harvard College
Access Rights: http://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/addenda.html#policy
Collection Statistics
  • 149,322 specimen records
  • 3,243 (2%) georeferenced
  • 66,074 (44%) with images (67,006 total images)
  • 133,994 (90%) identified to species
  • 371 families
  • 2,170 genera
  • 17,133 species
  • 17,134 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics