Michael I. Cousens Herbarium, University of West Florida (UWFP)

The Michael I. Cousens Herbarium of the University of West Florida (UWFP) was established 30 October 1974 (as the Herbarium of the University of West Florida) for the purpose of documenting the Flora of the Florida panhandle and neighboring states. Currently, its holdings include approximately 22,000 vascular plant specimens of 3500 species and smaller collections of bryophytes and macroalgae.

Important collectors represented are R. K. Godfrey, L. C. Anderson, J. B. Nelson, B. F. Hansen, J. R. Abbott, J. R. Burkhalter, and O. Degener. The core of the permanent exsiccatae collection consists of approximately 10,500 specimens from over 600 locations in Escambia County, FL, representing 1,600 species, making it one of the most biodiverse county floras in the United States.

Contacts: Philip Darby, pdarby@uwf.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 August 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 15,578 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 14,883 (96%) with images (14,884 total images)
  • 14,970 (96%) identified to species
  • 198 families
  • 851 genera
  • 2,050 species
  • 2,062 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution - United States
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