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California State University, Long Beach
Biological Sciences

Plant Collection

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Dr. Amanda Fisher

The herbarium has approximately 15,000 specimens preserved as dried, pressed specimens. We are a permanent scientific repository registered with Index Herbariorum and use the acronym LOB. We are also a member of the Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH).

Nearly 70% of our specimens are Southern California native plants with a focus on Los Angeles County and Orange County. Fourteen percent of the specimens are from North Carolina. Important collections include former curator Phil Baker's North American specimens and Jim Shevock's vouchers for his M.A. thesis titled "A vascular flora of Lloyd Meadows Basin, Sequoia National Forest, Tulare County, California."

The collection is used in Introductory Biology, Plant Ecology, Plant Morphology, and Plant Systematics classes.

Loan and Information Requests

Please contact the curator with any requests for specimen data, loans, or destructive sampling.

Searchable Database

All databased records are available through the California Phenology Symbiota Portal.