Integrated Publishing Toolkit(IPT)

free and open access to biodiversity data

University of Michigan Herbarium

Latest version published by University of Michigan Herbarium on Oct 20, 2021 University of Michigan Herbarium

The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies. The organismal and genetic resource collections such as those in the Herbarium provide the best tangible record we have of life on Earth and constitute a crucial resource for use in research and education benefiting science, society, and the university. Working collaboratively within the highly regarded Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, our goal is to make UM a leading center for training and research in studies of the history, the change mechanisms, and the conservation of Earth’s diverse life forms.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 965,565 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • ResourceRelationship 
  • Multimedia 

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 1,028,459 records in English (138 MB) - Update frequency: monthly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (5 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

UM Herbarium Collection


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Michigan Herbarium. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c8d12f8a-7e39-4e2c-92d7-825d590ad15b.  University of Michigan Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

UM Herbarium Data Group
UM Herbarium 3600 Varsity Drive 48108-2228 Ann Arbor MI US 1 734.615.6200

Who can answer questions about the resource:

UM Herbarium Data Group
UM Herbarium 3600 Varsity Drive 48108-2228 Ann Arbor MI US 1 734.615.6200

Who filled in the metadata:

System Administrators
UM College of LSA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c8d12f8a-7e39-4e2c-92d7-825d590ad15b