University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Herbarium Vascular Plant Collection (COLO-V)

This database represents a snapshot of our primary database housed at and may not be as up to date as our primary database.

Collection strengths: Colorado, Southern Rocky Mountains and Western North American vascular plants and cryptogams, worldwide arctic and alpine, Appalachia, Galapagos Lichens, Australia, New Guinea, Altai, Mexico and the Seville Flowers Bryophyte Collection.

Digitization: Digitization efforts have been focused on North American vascular plants, lichens and bryophytes with an emphasis on Colorado specimens. All Colorado vascular and cryptogam specimens have been imaged and entered into the database. Images for North American vascular plants are captured for 18 families under the Tri-Trophic TCN. North American lichen packets have been imaged and transcribed All North American bryophyte packets have been imaged and all Colorado specimens have been transcribed and are available at 140,000 vascular plant specimens and 55,000 bryophytes and 47,000 lichens from outside of North America have not been digitized.
Biodiversity Informatics Manager (Database inquiries): J Ryan Allen, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4240-0809)
Collection Manager (Loan and other inquiries): Dina Clark,
Collection Manager: Amber Horning, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-2639-6720)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 April 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 292,873 specimen records
  • 113,473 (39%) georeferenced
  • 278,847 (95%) with images (281,825 total images)
  • 277,682 (95%) identified to species
  • 378 families
  • 4,115 genera
  • 26,267 species
  • 27,337 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics