Image of various Plants Stored in our Herbarium

Brief Overview

The collection data meticulously recorded on millions of herbarium specimens housed around the globe have tremendous value for many fields of biological research. Recent national databasing efforts now make much of this information publicly available for a wide range of uses.

  • Links
    Review other databases relevant to New Mexico and the region

As a result of many years of hard work by NMC students and curators, as well as funding made available to NMC through the National Science Foundation, the NMC collection database was completed in 2007. All of our data are available for viewing and download through the Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINet).

SEINet Map
Image of location across New Mexico of all plants from our Herbarium - Provided by SEINet
Specimen locations throughout New Mexico

Type Collection

  • Type Specimens
    For type specimens (those used to formally define a species; holotypes, isotypes, syntypes, and so forth) the label data and a photograph are available here.