|University of California, Berkeley|
|University Herbarium||Jepson Herbarium|
About the University Herbarium
The mission of the University Herbarium is to understand the systematics, ecology, and evolution of all groups traditionally considered plants on a worldwide basis. Established in 1895 around a core of preserved plant specimens that were collected by William Brewer on the California Geological Survey of 1860 to 1864, the University Herbarium includes 2,100,000 specimens from land plants, algae, lichens, and fungi.
With an extensive cryptogamic library and newly endowed Center for Phycological Documentation, maintenance, and care of the books and exsiccatae represent an additional aspect of the mission of the Herbarium.
The collections are a tool for basic research in systematics, ecology, phytogeography, and evolution. They are actively used in teaching, and are a resource for anatomical and biochemical investigations, and for identification of paleobotanical specimens. They provide population localities for studies ranging from biological control to rare plants.
About the Jepson Herbarium
The mission of the Jepson Herbarium is to understand and conserve the California flora through systematic, floristic, and conservation biology studies and to communicate knowledge of the flora through publications and instructional programs. Established in 1950 by a bequest from Willis Linn Jepson, the Jepson Herbarium includes over 100,000 vascular plant specimens from California. Specimen label information is available via the UC/JEPS Specimen Portal and the Consortium of California Herbaria.
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University of California, Berkeley
University and Jepson Herbaria
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building #2465
Berkeley, CA 94720-2465