S. L. Welsh Herbarium - Vascular Plants
Leigh Johnson - Curator of Vascular Plants
Duane Atwood - Assistant Curator, retired
Stanley Welsh - Emeritus Curator of Vascular Plants
Type specimens: ~2,000
Major groups represented:
- Hydrophyllaceae (Boraginaceae)
Geographic representation: World wide, with strong emphasis on the Great Basin & Intermountation West. The Herbarium is recognized as a major regional center for the study of Western American plants and is equally important as resource for student research and learning.
A substantial effort to digitize the entire collection to facilitate on-line access to specimen data has been initiated; access to a limited (but growing) set of specimens is possible through the University’s Lee Library:
Current research projects include threatened and endangered species, species delimitation, and phylogeography in western North America and Patagonia.
To arrange to visit the herbarium, request specimen information, or request specimen loans, please contact Leigh Johnson, the herbarium curator.