Howard University Herbarium (HUDC)

The Howard University Herbarium (HUDC) is a collection of ca. 12,000 plant specimens housed in Just Hall on Howard University’s main campus. The collection includes a donation from the former Catholic University herbarium, with >1000 specimens from the Caribbean collected between 1890-1920. Other collection strengths include plants of the Mid-Atlantic, especially the DC metropolitan area. Charles Parker, Marie Clark Taylor and H. David Hammond also made substantial contributions the Howard University Herbarium.
Contact: Janelle Burke, Ph.D. (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5b6e6b41-e610-4740-888e-27f347ba293b
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,791 specimen records
  • 6 (0.07%) georeferenced
  • 8,791 (100%) with images
  • 4,032 (46%) identified to species
  • 192 families
  • 955 genera
  • 1,383 species
  • 1,444 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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