University of Montana Herbarium (MONTU)

The Herbarium at The University of Montana (MONTU, contains over 150,000 plant specimens and has the largest and best representation of the flora of the Northern Rocky Mountains in the world. The Herbarium is particularly well-known for its collections from the alpine and montane regions of Montana. Our vascular plant collections can be accessed via MONTU is also home to the Montana Diatom collection (, and we are excited to have our fungi collection included in the Mycoportal Database.
Contacts: Marilyn Marler,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9d863f79-0cb6-4493-9872-8f72d6c79e69
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 600 specimen records
  • 569 (95%) georeferenced
  • 600 (100%) with images (708 total images)
  • 530 (88%) identified to species
  • 88 families
  • 194 genera
  • 438 species
  • 442 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics