MBLWHOI Library Herbarium (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-SPWH)

The MBLWHOI Library Herbarium (SPWH), formerly the Marine Biological Laboratory Herbarium, documents the flora of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and adjacent islands. The collection, dating back to the 1870s, consists of more than 9,000 specimens. The MBLWHOI Library Herbarium is housed at the Data Library & Archives, McLean Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Quissett Campus. Visits to the Herbarium are available by appointment only. Contact the Herbarium at 508-289-4948.
Contact: Pamela Polloni (ppolloni@whoi.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 995d4fbd-bd96-4e7a-9c14-a2a33403d867
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: MBLWHOI Library
Collection Statistics
  • 8,259 specimen records
  • 196 (2%) georeferenced
  • 8,073 (98%) with images (12,392 total images)
  • 7,932 (96%) identified to species
  • 275 families
  • 856 genera
  • 1,649 species
  • 1,892 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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