The University of Florida Lichen Collection contains approximately 40,000 lichen specimens.
The lichen collection is primarily from Florida but also contains specimens from elsewhere in the U.S.A. The collection is organized alphabetically by genus and species, then by country and administrative divisions within a country.
Our North American lichen specimens are being cataloged into national portals. This work is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project web page provides an overview, Digitization of Lichens and Bryophytes at the UF Herbarium (FLAS) – project web page (NSF Award #1206394, 2012-2015).
- Lichen Portal – search page for FLAS collections in the Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria.
- iDigBio – dataset for the FLAS collections
The lichen 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:
- William W. Calkins
- Dana G. Griffin, III
- Severin Rapp
- Roger L. Rosentreter