The University of Florida Algal Collection contains approximately 3,460 specimens. The overwhelming majority are macroalgae from the United States and adjacent international waters.

The collection includes specimens accumulated at FLAS over many decades and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission collection (STPE, aka Marine Research Lab, St. Petersburg, Florida) acquired in 2010.

Our algal collection is cataloged in the Macroalgal Herbarium Portal. This work was done by Carol Ann McCormick and staff at the University of North Carolina Herbarium with support by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Select “University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History (FLAS)” from the list to view our holdings:

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