Yale University Herbarium, Yale Peabody Museum (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History-YU)

Founded in 1864 by Daniel Cady Eaton from his personal library and plant collection, the Yale Herbarium is an internationally recognized repository with holdings of approximately 350,000 specimens from throughout the world. There are an estimated 5,000 type specimens. The collection is particularly rich in ferns, bryophytes and grasses, as well as in historically important materials from the early botanical collectors. In addition, it was the herbarium of record for the flora of southern New England from 1864 until 1955, when that function passed to the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Contacts: Patrick W. Sweeney, patrick.sweeney@yale.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 February 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: Open Access, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/; see Yale Peabody policies at: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/8931zqj
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut   06511
United States of America
(203) 432-3537
Collection Statistics
  • 64,672 specimen records
  • 37,846 (59%) georeferenced
  • 62,224 (96%) with images (69,840 total images)
  • 59,916 (93%) identified to species
  • 291 families
  • 1,344 genera
  • 5,832 species
  • 6,252 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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