Chicago Academy of Sciences, Botany Collection (CHAS-Herb)
The CHAS Botany Collection focuses on vascular species of North America, particularly the Midwest/Great Lakes region, from 1834 to the present. There are also a small number of lichen and bryophyte specimens, as well as vascular species from South America and Europe. Over 15,000 specimens have been digitally inventoried and 2,000 have been imaged. The un-digitized backlog is estimated to be approximately 5,000 sheets. Notable collectors include: Henry H. Babcock, H. R. Bennett, A. Chase, W. P. Conant, George B. Grant, F. H. Hosford, H. F. Jaeger, Anna Pederson Kummer, C. G. Lloyd, W. S. Moffatt, E. L. Moseley, Walter L. Necker, E. Palmer, R. S. Schmidt, E. Stimpson, F. A. Swink, L. M. Umbach, H. Van Heurck, Dora Wilken, J. Wolfe, Elizabeth Emerson Atwater, W. W. Calkins, and Herman Silas Pepoon.
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 April 2022
DwC-Archive Publishing: https://midwestherbaria.org/portal/collections/datasets/datapublisher.php
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Access Rights: http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
Funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Citation: The vPlants Project. vPlants: A Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region. http://www.vplants.org
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