Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)

Bryophyte Collection
Bryophyte and Lichen Collection


The bryophyte and 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. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION (also see our complete Staff, Student and Associate Directory)
For inquiries and official correspondence, contact:

Kent D. Perkins
Manager of the Collection
University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)
Florida Museum of Natural History
379 Dickinson Hall
PO Box 110575
Gainesville, FL 32611-0575    USA

Telephone:        (352) 273-1990
FAX:              (352) 846-2016
EMail:            herb@[no spam]flmnh.ufl.edu

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

Dr. Norris H. Williams
Telephone: (352) 273-1982
Email: orchid@[no spam]flmnh.ufl.edu
Projects/specialties: systematics and evolution of Orchidaceae

Manager of the Collection:
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

Curator Emeritus:
Dr. Dana Griffin, III
Email: (contact the UF Herbarium for details)
Projects/specialties: Bryophytes and lichens

Bryophyte Packet


The University of Florida Bryophyte and Lichen Collection contains approximately 160,000 bryophyte and lichen 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.

Important collections include:

Collection Databases - Our North American bryophyte and lichen specimens are being cataloged into national portals. This work is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Bryophyte and Lichen Literature