College of the Atlantic, Acadia National Park Herbarium (HCOA)

The College of the Atlantic/Acadia National Park Herbarium (HCOA) maintains a collection of over 12,000 dried specimens; most are from coastal Maine, but there are also plants from elsewhere in the United States and Canada. The herbarium's major collections include the Plants of Acadia National Park and the Plants of Coastal Maine – the latter collection was compiled by the noted naturalist Dr. William H. Drury, Jr., one of COA's earliest faculty members. The macrofungi collection is comprised of 648 specimens, the majority of which were collected by Walter Litten, associate faculty in mycology. Of the 648 specimens, 257 are from Acadia National Park.
Contacts: Geneva Langley,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bf2e2bce-8361-407d-8d28-e52424f1b278
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 670 specimen records
  • 670 (100%) georeferenced
  • 586 (87%) with images (1,681 total images)
  • 584 (87%) identified to species
  • 61 families
  • 134 genera
  • 409 species
  • 409 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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