The TRTE Herbarium is administered and overseen by the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Our herbarium, founded in 1969, houses about 95,000 specimens of vascular plants, including the extensive collections of Paul F. Maycock and Peter W. Ball. Geographically, the herbarium’s main focus is on vascular plant specimens from Ontario, but important collections are also available from Québec and the Canadian high Arctic. Small quantities of specimens are available from all other regions of Canada, United States, Western Australia, New Zealand, and West Africa (Nigeria, Sierra Leone). Taxonomically, our herbarium is particularly strong in its representation of sedges (genus Carex), mainly from eastern Canada and, to a lesser extent, from elsewhere in Canada and the United States.

The collection was established in 1804 and ceased acquisitions in present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Plantae.

Geographic range

Global coverage

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the TRTE Herbarium is 95,000.

Of these 10,928 are databased. This represents 11.5 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-09-30 00:52:05.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The TRTE Herbarium has an estimated 95,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 11.5 % of these (10,928 records).

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