The McGill University Herbarium currently comprises about 140,000 sheets, including specimens from the McGill College and Macdonald College Herbaria. It was founded in 1860 with the gift of 500 specimens collected by Dr. A.F. Holmes in Montreal in the early 1820's and is rich in 19th century collections from North America. More recent collections from Quebec, Ontario, and the circumpolar Arctic, including Greenland and Siberia, form the core of the collection. A large collection of Cyperaceae, especially temperate and arctic Carex worldwide, serve as vouchers for DNA sequence data. The database includes about 20,000 records currently digitized from the McGill University Herbarium.

The collection was established in 1820 and ceased acquisitions in 2016.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Plantae.

Geographic range

Global coverage

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the McGill University Herbarium is 140,000.

Of these 20,136 are databased. This represents 14.4 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-09-30 01:42:40.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The McGill University Herbarium has an estimated 140,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 14.4 % of these (20,136 records).

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