Albion College (ALBC)

The Albion College Herbarium (ALBC) is a teaching collection of about 14,000 specimens, including 10,000 sheets of vascular plants and another 4,000 specimens of bryophytes, algae, lichens, and fungi. Most of its holdings are from the lower peninsula of Michigan. The herbarium of alumnus Charles W. Fallass, '1873 comprises the core of the vascular plant collection. Other contributors include former faculty members William J. Gilbert (1916-1994), Ewell A. Stowell (1922-2009), and 1956 alumnus Maynard C. Bowers (1930-). The Gilbert collections include algae from the S. Pacific. The Bowers collections include mosses from Finland and the western US.
Contact: J. Dan Skean, Jr. (dskean@albion.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4b9c73cc-d12d-4654-bdfb-081dce21729b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 9,801 specimen records
  • 29 (0.3%) georeferenced
  • 9,801 (100%) with images
  • 4,723 (48%) identified to species
  • 158 families
  • 648 genera
  • 2,120 species
  • 2,256 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics