We are happy to share a portion of our collections online with researchers and visitors. Within this Collections Portal you can browse selected highlights that staff have put together, or browse and search by collection type.
Please note that what you see here does not represent the entirety of our collections and we are continually adding new records. Feel free to contact us if you are searching for something specific or have questions about our holdings.
Herbarium specimens are dried, pressed plants that are mounted on standardized herbarium sheets. They document the occurrence of plants at a particular place at a particular time in history. The McDougall Herbarium at MNA holds over 42,000 vascular and non-vascular pressed plant specimens, mycological (fungi) specimens, 3D specimens, a small seed collection, and a bug gall collection. These specimens document the biodiversity of the Colorado Plateau, especially northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon region.
Several collections have been digitized through various efforts including: the Fort Valley Experimental Station historic collection, type specimens, a subset of rare plants, National Park Service-owned specimens, cacti, and ferns and fern allies. Only a portion of the herbarium is imaged and available to view on this Collections Portal.
Learn more about the McDougall Herbarium or visit SEINet to search more of MNA's Botany specimens online.
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