William & Mary Herbarium (WILLI)

The herbarium of the College of William & Mary (WILLI) was formally organized in 1969, and has since grown to over 80,000 accessioned specimens representing most of our regional vascular plant species. About one half of our collection has been generated by faculty and student research which includes the production of 29 floras and a diversity of other projects. The remainder of the collection has been generated by exchanges with other herbaria, and gifts from individuals and agencies such as the Virginia Natural Heritage. Our focus is on the southeast U.S., with special emphasis on Virginia's Coastal Plain Physiographic Province.
Contacts: Beth Chambers, Curator, bhcham@wm.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: fac1991c-2f4f-4430-bf18-87d5fcd92d40
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: William & Mary
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
William & Mary
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA   23187-8795
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 81,895 specimen records
  • 48,379 (59%) georeferenced
  • 80,596 (98%) with images (81,449 total images)
  • 81,008 (99%) identified to species
  • 256 families
  • 1,623 genera
  • 6,736 species
  • 8,204 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics