Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)

Krameria lanceolata
Vascular Plant Collection


The vascular plant 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.
Please contact the Collection Manager or Curator of the Herbarium 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.

Robert Dressler, Norris Williams, Mark Whitten
Left to right: Robert Dressler†, Norris Williams, Mark Whitten†
(photo by Lotte Skov)

The history of the collection may be traced to 1891 when Peter H. Rolfs established the Herbarium of Florida Agricultural College. There are currently approximately 280,000 accessioned sheets of vascular plants with an excellent representation of the vascular flora of Florida,the southeastern United States coastal plain, and Haiti. The collection is rich in historical material dating back into the mid-19th century.

Important collections include:


Researchers should be aware that our collections are only partially cataloged. The University of Florida Herbarium Collections Catalog contains information on 10,4113 specimen accessions (of ca. 450,000); last update: 30 September 2021. The SERNEC portal includes data from those specimens plus around 120,000 specimens with images and partial data. For more details, consult the Herbarium's Databases and Images page. For an overview of our complete holdings, please consult our cabinet door lists document, a lengthy PDF. This print-out is the basis for the lists posted on each cabinet with the contents to genus and/or species level.

The vascular plant collection families are delimited by a modern classification based on the Angiosperm and Pteridophyte Phylogeny groups publications. The families are arranged "phylogenetically" by a modified Dalla Torre and Harms numbering system which is based on the Engler and Prantl classification system. This system is outlined in Dalla Torre and Harms (1908). The family numbering codes we use are in our own family list PDFS (alphabetical, numerical). Documents explaining the details of the arrangement are provided to users during the collection orientiation.