|A C. V. STARR VIRTUAL HERBARIUM SAMPLER
The C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium is the electronic
gateway to the collections of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium.
The goals of the Virtual Herbarium are to make specimen data available
electronically for use in biodiversity research projects; to reduce
shipping of actual specimens for projects where digital representations
will suffice for study; and to reunite data elements (e.g., photographs
and drawings, manuscripts, published works, microscopic preparations,
gene sequences) derived from a specimen with the catalog record for
The digital collections of the Virtual Herbarium are updated daily as the Garden
pursues the goal of digitizing all of its 7,200,000 plant and fungi
The cataloging of herbarium specimens is prioritized according to the needs of research by staff and by the broader scientific community. There are approximately 15 current or completed cataloging projects that relate to type specimens, staff research specimens, or areas of particular strength in the collection. Below you can view sample records from some of our current cataloging projects.
To view the entire list of catalogs, or to search them either individually or collectively, please see the link at left entitled "Search the Entire Virtual Herbarium."