University of Puerto Rico Herbarium (UPR-UPRRP)

Approximately 54,000 specimens. Taxonomic Coverage: Fungi, Lichens, Freshwater and Marine Algae, Bryophyta, Tracheophytes. Geography: West Indies, especially Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Lucia. Date Founded: 1966.
Contact: James Ackerman, Ph.D., Herbarium Director (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 January 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Puerto Rico
Access Rights: Public Domain
Herbarium - Biology Department
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Puerto Rico
17 Ave Universidad Ste 1701
San Juan, Puerto Rico   00925-2537
Puerto Rico
[1] 787 550 7165
Collection Statistics
  • 2,074 specimen records
  • 115 (6%) georeferenced
  • 1 (0.05%) with images
  • 1,879 (91%) identified to species
  • 92 families
  • 311 genera
  • 449 species
  • 449 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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