University of Manitoba (WIN) - Lichen Collection

Latest version published by University of Manitoba on 15 February 2024 University of Manitoba
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15 February 2024
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The Cryptogamic Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences (WIN) contains approximately 15,000 specimens of lichens and bryophytes, with over 5,500 records available on Canadensys and GBIF. Cladonia collections from Manitoba and Newfoundland, and lichen specimens from Wapusk National Park, comprise a large part of this collection.​

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of Manitoba Herbarium (WIN) from University of Manitoba. doi:10.5886/jy45qr (accessed on [date])


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Manitoba. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: cd309a69-421b-4317-a61e-483333be3cb9.  University of Manitoba publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.


WIN; University of Manitoba Herbarium; University of Manitoba; Canadensys; Canada; Manitoba; collection; herbarium; specimens; lichens; cryptogams; Occurrence; Specimen; WIN; University of Manitoba Herbarium; University of Manitoba; Canadensys; Canada; Manitoba; collection; herbarium; specimens; lichens; cryptogams; Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence

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Diana Sawatzky
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
University of Manitoba
433 Buller building
R3T 2N2 Winnipeg
(204) 474-9208
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
R3T 2N2 Winnipeg

Geographic Coverage

The dataset is largely representative of collections from Manitoba but also includes other provinces and territories in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.

Bounding Coordinates South West [31.952, -168.047], North East [85.051, 58.008]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset represents lichens collected in Canada and Europe

Kingdom Fungi

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1970-01-01 / 2016-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Manitoba Herbarium
Collection Identifier WIN
Parent Collection Identifier WIN
Specimen preservation methods Dried
Curatorial Units Count 15,000 +/- 1,000 Herbarium records

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/jy45qr