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Rocky Mountain Herbarium

Visit our new & improved Rocky Mountain Herbarium website to learn more!

Rocky Mountain Herbarium - 1893

U. S. Forest Service National Herbarium – 1911

W. G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium – 1929

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Department of Botany

     Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Herbarium Webpage. We are also home of the U. S. Forest Service National Herbarium (USFS). For more details on program and activities, see About the RM. The Solheim Mycological Herbarium is especially rich in parasitic fungi of the region. Also at UW is the Alan A. Beetle Grass Herbarium (Ecosystem Science).
     The RM Specimen Database is a window into the collections (1.3 million). It contains 850,000 specimen records that may be searched and the species distributions displayed. Included are images of 5,900 nomenclatural types and 140,000 other collections. Of these, 640,000 specimens were acquired through our program in floristics.
     The RM Library (UW Libraries), contains more than 5,000 printed volumes, 4,600 microfiche titles.
     Links are provided to the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database and the UW Library Digital Collections. Larry Schmidt, UW Libraries, has taken the lead in this venture. It contains images of federal, state, and private herbaria in the region and the northwestern Great Plains. Of note are collections from Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Jewel Cave National Parks, Bandelier and Devils Tower National Monuments, and Teton Science School and Casper College.

Curator: Burrell “Ernie” Nelson

          307 766 2236                                                                          

Location: Aven Nelson Building, Third Floor

          UW Campus (See Google Map)

          9th Street at University Ave.

Mailing Address: 1000 E. University Ave.

          University of Wyoming

          Laramie, Wyoming 82072-3165

Hours: Monday – Friday

          7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Bryophyte Collection –Yelena Kosovich-Anderson, Curator, Research Associate

Research Associates –Charmaine H. Delmatier, Robert D. Dorn, Walter Fertig, James F. Fowler, Bonnie L. Heidel, Richard K. Rabeler, Lawrence O. Schmidt

Management Team –Greg Brown, Director, Ernie Nelson, Curator, Charmaine Delmatier, Director of Volunteer Program, Ron Hartman, Professor, Curator Emeritus, Bonnie Heidel, WYNDD, Kristina Hufford, Ecosystem Science, Larry Schmidt, UW Libraries, Dorothy Tuthill, Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center

RM Specimen Database and Help   

          with Educational Exercises  

          Dorn Books

          Floristics Proposals - The Boiler Plate   

          Wyoming Flora Checklist

          Wyoming Invasives   

          Plant Collecting Guide                                                                      

UW Libraries Digital Collections

          RM Region Digital Herbarium

          Botanical Field Books

          Botanical Leaflets/Bulletins

          Botanical Photos (Dorn)

RM Floristics Program

          Floristics Projects 1978-2016

          Students/Study Areas

          Floristics Publications

Graduate Program Information:

          Professor Gregory K. Brown

          Also: UW Graduate Education

Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD)

For news and stories about RM and the Volunteer Program, check out RM Friends newsletter.
Contact Us

Department of Botany, 3165

Aven Nelson Room 114

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 1-307-766-2384

Fax: 1-307-766-2851


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