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.
Contacts: Jordan Teisher, jteisher@mobot.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 November 2017
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Missouri Botanical Garden
Herbarium; Missouri Botanical Garden
P. O. Box 229
Saint Louis, Missouri   63166-0299
314/ 577-5169.
Collection Statistics
  • 527,787 specimen records
  • 140,930 (27%) georeferenced
  • 1,755 (0.33%) with images (1,869 total images)
  • 474,873 (90%) identified to species
  • 394 families
  • 4,776 genera
  • 27,630 species
  • 32,325 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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