Missouri Botanical Garden (MO)

Plants are essential to sustaining the stability and quality of human life on this planet. At the Missouri Botanical Garden, we have dedicated ourselves to helping conserve biological diversity while there is still something left to protect. Our research provides scientific information essential to decision makers, from conservation and land use to social and environmental policy. We have taken the lead in making information widely accessible via the Internet, maintaining the world's largest botanical database and the premier botanical website, TROPICOS. Garden scientists conduct the most productive and geographically widespread botanical research program in the world. A tiny sample of its herbarium records are presented here; providing more will require funding.

This dataset contains only MO specimens collected in North America.

Contacts: Jordan Teisher, jteisher@mobot.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 February 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri   63110
Collection Statistics
  • 669,081 specimen records
  • 178,893 (27%) georeferenced
  • 107,665 (16%) with images (394,268 total images)
  • 558,548 (83%) identified to species
  • 446 families
  • 5,529 genera
  • 32,586 species
  • 36,907 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics