The University of Florida Bryophyte Collection contains approximately 70,000 bryophyte specimens.
The collection is worldwide in scope with an excellent representation of species from Florida and tropical areas such as Costa Rica, Venezuela and Brazil. The collection is organized alphabetically by genus and species, then by country and administrative divisions within a country.
Our North American bryophyte specimens are being cataloged into national portals. This work is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project web page gives an overview: Digitization of Lichens and Bryophytes at the UF Herbarium (FLAS) – project web page (NSF Award #1206394, 2012-2015).
- Bryophyte Portal – search page for FLAS collections in the Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria
- iDigBio – dataset page
The bryophyte collection of the University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) is located at 379 Dickinson Hall in the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12 noon; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., except for holidays and subject to staff availability. Please contact the Collection Manager or Curator to arrange for consultation of specimens prior to your visit.
University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)
Florida Museum of Natural History
379 Dickinson Hall, 1659 Museum Rd.
PO Box 117800
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800 USA
Telephone: (352) 273-1990
Dr. Lucas C. Majure
Curator of the Herbarium
Correspondent for administrative and grant-related matters
Phone: (352) 273-2102
Alan R. Franck
Manager of the Collection
Correspondent for loan, exchange, and collection database matters; scheduling a visit)
Phone: (352) 273-1984
Marc S. Frank
Correspondent for the Plant Identification and Information Service and volunteering
Phone: (352) 273-1994
Important collections include:
- Dana G. Griffin, III (Florida, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia)
- Walter S. Judd
- James B. McFarlin
- Severin Rapp
- John K. Small