Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)

Algal Collection


The algal 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. Room 379 is in the west wing of the street level of Dickinson Hall on Museum Road, just west of Newell Drive. The on line UF campus map may help you locate Dickinson Hall on the University of Florida campus.


Monday - Friday 9am - 12 noon; 1 pm to 5 pm, except for holidays and subject to staff availability.
This collection is available for consulation by researchers only by appointment. Please contact the Collection Manager to arrange for consultation of specimens prior to your visit.

MAILING ADDRESS (also see our complete Staff, Student and Associate Directory)
University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)
Florida Museum of Natural History
379 Dickinson Hall, 1659 Museum Rd.
PO Box 117800
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800    USA

General Telephone #:  (352) 273-1990
EMail:                herb@[no spam]flmnh.ufl.edu

(See below for individual staff contact information and refer to our complete Staff, Student and Associate Directory for other personal contact information.)

STAFF (also see our complete Staff, Student and Associate Directory)

Curator of the Herbarium
- correspondent for administrative and grant-related matters -
Dr. Lucas C. Majure
Telephone: (352) 273-2102
Email: lmajure@[no spam]floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Projects/specialties: Systematics of Cactaceae, Melastomataceae, Dichanthelium (Poaceae); floristics in the Greater Antilles and SE U.S.

Manager of the Collection
- correspondent for loan, exchange, and collection database matters; scheduling a visit) -
Kent D. Perkins
Telephone: (352) 273-1984
Email: kperkins@[no spam]flmnh.ufl.edu
Projects/specialties: herbarium computerization and data management; endangered species; types of the UF Herbarium

Extension Botanist
- correspondent for the Plant Identification and Information Service and volunteering -
Marc S. Frank
Telephone: (352) 273-1994
Email: plantid@[no spam]flmnh.ufl.edu
Projects/specialties: Plant identification; horticulture and horticultural systematics; botanic garden collection management.


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.

Important collections include:

A comprensive description of the collection was prepared by Carol Ann McCormick, et al., University of North Carolina, in 2015 in connection with the imaging and databasing of the collection for FLAS by UNC:

Collection Database - 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.