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. (janelle.burke@howard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5b6e6b41-e610-4740-888e-27f347ba293b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,789 specimen records
  • 3,954 (45%) georeferenced
  • 8,789 (100%) with images
  • 7,496 (85%) identified to species
  • 194 families
  • 979 genera
  • 2,516 species
  • 2,635 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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  • Acacia (1)
  • Aeschynomene (2)
  • Albizzia (9)
  • Alysicarpus (2)
  • Amorpha (4)
  • Amphicarpaea (3)
  • Apios (9)
  • Astragalus (13)
  • Baptisia (7)
  • Cajanus (1)
  • Cassia (35)
  • Cercis (6)
  • Cicer (2)
  • Cladrastis (1)
  • Clitoria (2)
  • Coronilla (3)
  • Crotalaria (6)
  • Cytisus (1)
  • Delonix (2)
  • Desmanthus (1)
  • Desmodium (63)
  • Dichrostachys (1)
  • Dolichos (4)
  • Genista (4)
  • Gleditsia (9)
  • Glycine (5)
  • Gymnocladus (1)
  • Indigofera (5)
  • Lathyrus (19)
  • Lespedeza (60)
  • Lotus (4)
  • Lupinus (19)
  • Lysiloma (1)
  • Medicago (16)
  • Meibomia (1)
  • Melilotus (9)
  • Mimosa (1)
  • Parkinsonia (2)
  • Petteria (2)
  • Pithecellobium (4)
  • Poinciana (3)
  • Prosopis (1)
  • Psoralea (3)
  • Rhynchosia (1)
  • Robinia (8)
  • Senna (1)
  • Sesbania (1)
  • Sophora (3)
  • Strophostyles (10)
  • Stylosanthes (6)
  • Tephrosia (7)
  • Thermopsis (3)
  • Trifolium (62)
  • Vicia (39)
  • Vigna (4)
  • Wisteria (3)
  • Zornia (1)