Rutgers University, Chrysler Herbarium (CHRB)

The Chrysler Herbarium (CHRB) at Rutgers University is the last internationally recognized herbarium still in existence in the state of New Jersey (USA). Over 150,000 vascular plant and algal collections, about 7,000 moss and liverwort specimens, and 2,600 lichen specimens form our collection and are arranged and catalogued systematically. The collection is worldwide in scope, with an emphasis on New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic area, and contains specimens back to the early 1800s. The Rutgers Mycological Herbarium (RUTPP), which is housed together with CHRB, has been estimated to contain more than 40,000 fungal collections, and has a strong focus on microfungi and plant pathogens. Dr. James White is the curator of the mycological collections, and Dr. Lena Struwe is the Director of the Chrysler Herbarium.
Herbarium Director: Lena Struwe,
Collections Manager: Megan R. King,
Contacts: Chrysler Herbarium,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad332379-e3a5-4623-8243-1aa10fc7733e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rutgers University
Access Rights: Contact CHRB Director or Collections Manager
Rutgers University
Chrysler Herbarium
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, New Jersey   08901
United States
Herbarium located on Douglass Campus - Biological Sciences Building Room 011
Collection Statistics
  • 138,811 specimen records
  • 7,540 (5%) georeferenced
  • 127,626 (92%) with images (133,579 total images)
  • 130,586 (94%) identified to species
  • 471 families
  • 3,587 genera
  • 14,728 species
  • 15,925 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics