University of Tennessee Vascular Herbarium (TENN)

The TENN vascular collection has a strong emphasis on widespread and/or temperate taxa. Even though the collection houses representative specimens of the world's flora, it is unique in having the largest collection of specimens from the state of Tennessee, the historical collections documenting the flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a World Biosphere Reserve), and the large, general collection from throughout the southern Appalachians. Significant and representative collections are also present from the remainder of the U. S., including Alaska, Central and South America, and Afro-Eurasia. The pteridophyte collection is more cosmopolitan than the rest of the vascular plant collection due, in large part, to the collecting and exchange of A. M. Evans and A. J. Sharp.

Contacts: Margaret Oliver, Collections Manager,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 August 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 9,972 specimen records
  • 297 (3%) georeferenced
  • 9,327 (94%) with images (9,365 total images)
  • 4 GenBank genetic references
  • 9,534 (96%) identified to species
  • 204 families
  • 902 genera
  • 2,483 species
  • 2,604 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution