University of Alabama Herbarium (UNA)

The University of Alabama Herbarium (UNA), the herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences, houses about 68,603 specimens of vascular plants, about 6,000 specimens of mosses, about 650 specimens of liverworts, 2,373 specimens of marine algae, about 800 specimens of lichens, and about 1,300 specimens of fungi. These include The Mohr Herbarium (formerly ALU) ca. 4500 specimens on permanent loan from the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

The herbarium is in the process of digitizing its specimen data. The data can be searched on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). We participated in the Checklist of Vascular Plants of Alabama project. We reviewed the identifications in the collection to determine which species have been documented to occur in the state and in each county. Our Alabama collections can now be searched in the Alabama Plant Atlas.

Contacts: Steve Ginzbarg,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 March 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 48,488 specimen records
  • 36,646 (76%) georeferenced
  • 45,482 (94%) with images (45,482 total images)
  • 46,900 (97%) identified to species
  • 289 families
  • 1,685 genera
  • 5,950 species
  • 6,781 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution