Miami University, Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium (MU)

The Miami University Herbarium houses approximately 675,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, lichens, fungi, and fossil plant specimens. The collections are worldwide in scope, with a focus on North America, Ohio, and the Caribbean, with material dating back to the 1790’s. Major fungal collectors include F.W. Anderson, W.B. Cooke, J.B. Ellis, B.M. Everhart, B. Fink, F.O. Grover, F.D. Kelsey, M.L. Lohman, W.A. Murrill, L.O. Overholts, and L.E. Wehmeyer.
Curator: Gretchen Meier,, (513) 529-2755
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 27151aff-a2aa-428a-8572-8f12c8f9feca
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 57,315 specimen records
  • 29,223 (51%) georeferenced
  • 54,287 (95%) with images (59,059 total images)
  • 49,137 (86%) identified to species
  • 372 families
  • 1,864 genera
  • 12,270 species
  • 12,234 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics