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Herbarium Datasets for Download:

The following downloads provide access to entire datasets from individual herbaria, and to the entire Consortium database. These datasets are intended for those performing large-scale data harvesting or analyses.

Data Formats:

Each dataset is formatted as a ZIP archive containing multiple tab-delimited text files in a simple relational structure. Files listed under the "DwC Archive" column follow the Darwin Core Archive (DwCA) specifications for field names. Files listed under the "Native Format" column have fields names matching the structure of the underlying Consortium database, and include additional fields that cannot be easily represented by DwCA.

Both dataset types contain a text file called "occurrences.txt" holding one record per specimen with all core specimen fields (herbarium info, identification, collector info, dates, location, notes, etc.).

Related to this is a text file called "annotations.txt" (for Native Format) or "identifications.txt" (for DwCA) that holds annotations/identifications. There may be multiple annotations/identifications linked to a single specimen record, using the GUID field (Native Format) or id/coreid fields (DwCA format).

Also included is a text file called "images.txt" that holds metadata for images associated with each specimen. There may be multiple images linked to a single specimen, again using GUID or id/coreid. The image files themselves are stored on our server and can be access via the URLs defined in images.txt.

All text files are encoded as unicode (UTF-8) text, with Windows-style line endings (CR+LF) and fields separated by tabs. Field names and values are not enclosed in quotes.

Data Usage Policy:

Use of these datasets requires agreement to the terms and conditions in our Data Usage Policy.

Sensitive data (e.g., localities for rare taxa) are omitted from these datasets. Copies of these files with restricted data intact can be accessed by logging in. Some records in our database are not available for public release; such records are excluded from the datasets below.


Herbarium Collection # Specimens # Images DwC Archive Native Format Created On
ALA Cryptogams 47,380 30,497 DwCA (2.4 MB) Native (2.1 MB) 7/16/2014
ALA Vascular Plants 195,623 168,051 DwCA (17.3 MB) Native (15.6 MB) 7/16/2014
BABY Vascular Plants 8,108 0 DwCA (1 MB) Native (0.9 MB) 7/16/2014
BLMMD Bryophytes 0 0 DwCA (0 MB) Native (0 MB) 7/16/2014
BLMMD Fungi 0 0 DwCA (0 MB) Native (0 MB) 7/16/2014
BLMMD Lichens 0 0 DwCA (0 MB) Native (0 MB) 7/16/2014
BLMMD Vascular Plants 0 0 DwCA (0 MB) Native (0 MB) 7/16/2014
CIC Vascular Plants 37,106 37,021 DwCA (4.7 MB) Native (4.7 MB) 7/16/2014
EVE Vascular Plants 294 300 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 7/16/2014
EWU Vascular Plants 6,334 6,334 DwCA (0.6 MB) Native (0.6 MB) 7/16/2014
FHL Algae 0 0 DwCA (0 MB) Native (0 MB) 7/16/2014
HJAEF Vascular Plants 1,317 1,194 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 7/16/2014
HPSU Vascular Plants 14,346 14,664 DwCA (1.6 MB) Native (1.7 MB) 7/16/2014
HSC Vascular Plants 1,625 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 7/16/2014
ID Vascular Plants 131,425 128,370 DwCA (17 MB) Native (17.5 MB) 7/16/2014
IDS Vascular Plants 12,560 12,548 DwCA (1.5 MB) Native (1.5 MB) 7/16/2014
LEA Vascular Plants 21,640 21,640 DwCA (1.5 MB) Native (1.7 MB) 7/16/2014
LINF Vascular Plants 4,380 4,294 DwCA (0.4 MB) Native (0.4 MB) 7/16/2014
MONT Vascular Plants 53,651 54,205 DwCA (5.2 MB) Native (5.4 MB) 7/16/2014
MONTU Vascular Plants 67,330 18,364 DwCA (12.9 MB) Native (12.1 MB) 7/16/2014
NY Algae 99 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 7/16/2014
NY Bryophytes 58,109 0 DwCA (3.5 MB) Native (3.6 MB) 7/16/2014
NY Fungi 3,437 0 DwCA (0.3 MB) Native (0.2 MB) 7/16/2014
NY Lichens 597 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 7/16/2014
NY Vascular Plants 29,237 0 DwCA (2.6 MB) Native (2.6 MB) 7/16/2014
OSC Fungi 39,953 0 DwCA (2.4 MB) Native (2.3 MB) 7/16/2014
OSC Lichens 5,197 0 DwCA (0.4 MB) Native (0.4 MB) 7/16/2014
OSC Vascular Plants 197,637 0 DwCA (16.5 MB) Native (15.4 MB) 7/16/2014
PLU Vascular Plants 8,758 7,931 DwCA (0.6 MB) Native (0.6 MB) 7/16/2014
PSM Vascular Plants 13,697 10,989 DwCA (0.8 MB) Native (0.9 MB) 7/16/2014
REED Vascular Plants 5,075 5,152 DwCA (0.5 MB) Native (0.5 MB) 7/16/2014
RM Vascular Plant Types 982 1,162 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 7/16/2014
RM Vascular Plants 129,154 20,979 DwCA (8.9 MB) Native (8.6 MB) 7/16/2014
SOC Vascular Plants 7,910 7,979 DwCA (1.1 MB) Native (1.1 MB) 7/16/2014
SRP Vascular Plants 60,413 60,587 DwCA (6.8 MB) Native (6.9 MB) 7/16/2014
UAAH Vascular Plants 5,977 0 DwCA (0.5 MB) Native (0.4 MB) 7/16/2014
UBC Algae 72,260 168 DwCA (4 MB) Native (4 MB) 7/16/2014
UBC Bryophytes 167,849 0 DwCA (7.7 MB) Native (7.6 MB) 7/16/2014
UBC Fungi 23,339 845 DwCA (1.7 MB) Native (1.6 MB) 7/16/2014
UBC Lichens 41,996 0 DwCA (2.5 MB) Native (2.5 MB) 7/16/2014
UBC Vascular Plants 165,575 21,812 DwCA (16.4 MB) Native (15.8 MB) 7/16/2014
V Vascular Plants 89,107 0 DwCA (7.7 MB) Native (7.2 MB) 7/16/2014
WCW Vascular Plants 0 0 DwCA (0 MB) Native (0 MB) 7/16/2014
WS Vascular Plants 167,696 0 DwCA (14.7 MB) Native (14.7 MB) 7/16/2014
WTU Algae 14,127 15,605 DwCA (1.3 MB) Native (1.3 MB) 7/16/2014
WTU Bryophytes 59,573 7,042 DwCA (4.8 MB) Native (4.7 MB) 7/16/2014
WTU Fungi 69,215 56,169 DwCA (4.8 MB) Native (5.1 MB) 7/16/2014
WTU Lichens 31,134 2,717 DwCA (2.7 MB) Native (2.7 MB) 7/16/2014
WTU Vascular Plants 190,324 2,984 DwCA (18.7 MB) Native (18.3 MB) 7/16/2014
WWB Vascular Plants 20,395 22,133 DwCA (1.8 MB) Native (1.9 MB) 7/16/2014
ENTIRE CONSORTIUM DATABASE 2,281,941 741,736 DwCA (199.9 MB) Native (195.6 MB) 7/16/2014