Field Museum of Natural History (F-Botany)

Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.
Contact: Christine Niezgoda (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 April 2018
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Digital Metadata: EML File
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Field Museum of Natural History
Botany Department
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL   60605-2496
Collection Statistics
  • 138,705 specimen records
  • 61,829 (45%) georeferenced
  • 120,891 (87%) with images
  • 131,556 (95%) identified to species
  • 275 families
  • 2,965 genera
  • 16,445 species
  • 17,903 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics