Biorepository: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Institution Information

Index Herbariorum Record: 
Yes
InstitutionCode: 
WIS<IH>
Status of Institution: 
Active
Additional Institution Names: 
Wisconsin State Herbarium
Description of Institution: 

The Wisconsin State Herbarium, formerly known as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium (WIS), was founded in 1849, and is a scientific collection of pressed, dried, labeled, and classified plants and fungi. It also preserves notes, illustrations, and other material about plants, and it maintains its own valuable Herbarium Library. The collection of more than 1.2 million specimens is of regional, national, and international importance. Approximately one-fourth of its vascular plant specimens are from Wisconsin, all of which have been databased and are searchable online. In addition, most of the world's floras are well represented, and the holdings from certain areas such as the Upper Midwest, eastern North America, western Mexico, and the Arctic (primarily lichens) are widely recognized as resources of global significance.

Institutional Discipline: 
Biological Sciences: Taxonomy
Institutional Governance: 
Public, State: University or college
Institution Type: 
Herbarium
Institutional LSID: 
urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:15628
Cool URI: 
http://biocol.org/urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:15628
CITES Permit Number: 
US 078

Institutional Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
Department of Botany
Mailing Address 2: 
Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Drive
City/Town: 
Madison
State/Province: 
Wisconsin
Postal/Zip Code: 
53706
Country: 
USA

Collections

Institution Collections

Project Collections

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Institutional Contact Information

Primary Contact: 

Kenneth M. Cameron

Staff Member Information

Job Title: 
Director
Research Discipline: 
Research Specialty: 
Orchidaceae

Staff Member Affiliations

Name of Primary Institution: 
University of Wisconsin - Madison (IH Correspondent/Primary Contact)

Staff Member's Contact Information

Phone Number: 
[1] 608/ 265-9237
City/Town: 
MADISON
State/Province: 
Wisconsin
Country: 
USA
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