University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Bryophytes Collection

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The UBC bryophyte collection houses mosses, liverworts, and hornworts and is a tribute to the career of Dr. Wilf Schofield, who came to UBC in 1960. Professor Schofield was the first bryologist hired at a Canadian university. When he started at UBC, the collection included roughly 3,000 specimens. As a result of Dr. Schofield’s efforts and those of his students and post-doctoral researchers, the collection has grown to over 250,000 specimens, a considerable legacy. After his retirement, Dr. Schofield continued his research, up to the month before his passing in November 2008. He was such an avid collector that his specimens will continue to be processed and added to the collection for some time. - See more at: http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/herbarium-bryophytes#sthash.pjK2COJK.dpuf

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Karen Golinski
  • Custodian Steward
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Curator, Bryophyte, Lichen, and Fungi Collections
University of British Columbia Herbarium
2212 Main Mall
V6T 1Z4 Vancouver
British Columbia
Mark Pitblado
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Curator, Biodiversity Informatics
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
2212 Main Mall
V6T 1Z4 Vancouver
British Columbia
Jeannette Whitton
  • Principal Investigator
Herbarium Director
University of British Columbia Herbarium
6270 University Boulevard
V6T 1Z4 Vancouver
British Columbia

Geographic Coverage

The major representation is for British Columbia and adjacent states of the United States: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona, in particular. Strong representation is also true for the Atlantic provinces of Canada, largely through R.J. Belland. For Europe the collection has modest holdings; for Australia and New Zealand the collections are representative, but not extensive. The same is true for Japan, Taiwan, and the Hawaiian Islands. The lowest representation is for Africa and South America. - See more at: http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/herbarium-bryophytes#sthash.pjK2COJK.dpuf

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The genera with the most comprehensive representation are: Mosses; Andreaea, Grimmia, Hygrohypnum, Hypnum, Hylocomium, Isothecium, Philonotis, Racomitrium, Rhytidiadelphus, Sanionia, Schistidium, Sphagnum, Takakia, Tetraphis, Tetrodontium and Hepatics; Anastrophyllum, Diplophyllum, Gymnomitrion, Lophozia (s.l.), Marsupella, Plagiochila, Ptilidium, Scapania. Type specimens : 220

Genus Andreaea

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period early 1900s - present

Collection Data

Collection Name UBC Herbarium
Collection Identifier UBC
Parent Collection Identifier UBC
Specimen preservation methods Mounted

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 4edd9396-59df-4b01-9e29-dc21a59f9963