Field Museum of Natural History (F-Botany)

Additional electronic access to F database is available at: http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/Query.php. Specialty: Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.
Contact: Christine Niezgoda (cniezgoda@fieldmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 January 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Access Rights: http://fieldmuseum.org/about/copyright-information
Collection Statistics
  • 402,775 specimen records
  • 364,054 (90%) georeferenced
  • 271,516 (67%) identified to species
  • 327 families
  • 4,044 genera
  • 39,045 species
  • 39,953 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Family Distribution
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that family
  • Acanthaceae (6498)
  • Aceraceae (4)
  • Actinidiaceae (767)
  • Agavaceae (74)
  • Aizoaceae (393)
  • Alismataceae (87)
  • Alzateaceae (39)
  • Amaranthaceae (1124)
  • Amaryllidaceae (699)
  • Anacardiaceae (2344)
  • Andreaeaceae (1)
  • Anemiaceae (5)
  • Anisophylleaceae (5)
  • Annonaceae (5099)
  • Apiaceae (1034)
  • Apocynaceae (2476)
  • Aquifoliaceae (425)
  • Araceae (2133)
  • Araliaceae (879)
  • Araucariaceae (4)
  • Arecaceae (1558)
  • Aristolochiaceae (371)
  • Asclepiadaceae (2262)
  • Aspleniaceae (31)
  • Asteraceae (15633)
  • Atheliaceae (3)
  • Balanophoraceae (69)
  • Balsaminaceae (86)
  • Basellaceae (67)
  • Bataceae (1)
  • Batidaceae (9)
  • Begoniaceae (720)
  • Berberidaceae (347)
  • Betulaceae (113)
  • Bignoniaceae (3172)
  • Bixaceae (70)
  • Blechnaceae (6)
  • Bombacaceae (876)
  • Boraginaceae (6695)
  • Brassicaceae (1838)
  • Bromeliaceae (1822)
  • Brunelliaceae (283)
  • Burmanniaceae (61)
  • Burseraceae (2153)
  • Butomaceae (14)
  • Buxaceae (70)
  • Cabombaceae (49)
  • Cactaceae (493)
  • Callitrichaceae (61)
  • Calyceraceae (18)
  • Campanulaceae (3882)
  • Canellaceae (8)
  • Cannabaceae (4)
  • Cannaceae (27)
  • Capparaceae (805)
  • Capparidaceae (1)
  • Caprifoliaceae (245)
  • Carabidae (1)
  • Caricaceae (204)
  • Caryocaraceae (123)
  • Caryophyllaceae (841)
  • Casuarinaceae (14)
  • Cecropiaceae (2190)
  • Celastraceae (1320)
  • Ceratophyllaceae (6)
  • Chenopodiaceae (1318)
  • Chloranthaceae (188)
  • Chrysobalanaceae (4063)
  • Cistaceae (42)
  • Clethraceae (418)
  • Clusiaceae (5906)
  • Cochlospermaceae (57)
  • Columelliaceae (15)
  • Combretaceae (1742)
  • Commelinaceae (519)
  • Connaraceae (749)
  • Convolvulaceae (1967)
  • Coriariaceae (8)
  • Cornaceae (44)
  • Crassulaceae (203)
  • Crossosomataceae (1)
  • Cucurbitaceae (1451)
  • Cunoniaceae (401)
  • Cupressaceae (16)
  • Cyatheaceae (37)
  • Cycadaceae (76)
  • Cyclanthaceae (330)
  • Cyperaceae (1638)
  • Cyrillaceae (69)
  • Dennstaedtiaceae (27)
  • Dichapetalaceae (146)
  • Dicksoniaceae (8)
  • Dilleniaceae (472)
  • Dioscoreaceae (563)
  • Dipsacaceae (35)
  • Dipterocarpaceae (9)
  • Ditrichaceae (1)
  • Droseraceae (134)
  • Dryopteridaceae (56)
  • Ebenaceae (208)
  • Elaeagnaceae (1)
  • Elaeocarpaceae (414)
  • Elatinaceae (23)
  • Epacridaceae (1)
  • Ephedraceae (47)
  • Equisetaceae (4)
  • Ericaceae (5551)
  • Eriocaulaceae (594)
  • Erythroxylaceae (8962)
  • Eucryphiaceae (4)
  • Euphorbiaceae (23001)
  • Euphroniaceae (1)
  • Euryalaceae (1)
  • Fabaceae (31214)
  • Fagaceae (705)
  • Flacourtiaceae (5273)
  • Fouquieriaceae (5)
  • Frankeniaceae (94)
  • Frullaniaceae (3)
  • Funariaceae (4)
  • Garryaceae (22)
  • Geastraceae (6)
  • Gelsemiaceae (3)
  • Gentianaceae (2690)
  • Geraniaceae (925)
  • Gesneriaceae (3807)
  • Gleicheniaceae (5)
  • Gnetaceae (36)
  • Gomortegaceae (9)
  • Goodeniaceae (18)
  • Griseliniaceae (38)
  • Grossulariaceae (400)
  • Gunneraceae (192)
  • Haemodoraceae (24)
  • Halophytaceae (3)
  • Haloragaceae (71)
  • Hamamelidaceae (18)
  • Hernandiaceae (114)
  • Hippocastanaceae (60)
  • Hippocrateaceae (1390)
  • Hookeriaceae (15)
  • Humiriaceae (631)
  • Hydnoraceae (2)
  • Hydrangeaceae (157)
  • Hydrocharitaceae (22)
  • Hydrophyllaceae (447)
  • Hymenophyllaceae (39)
  • Hypopterygiaceae (1)
  • Icacinaceae (795)
  • Icmadophilaceae (1)
  • Incertae Sedis (1)
  • Iridaceae (322)
  • Isoetaceae (10)
  • Ixonanthaceae (2)
  • Juglandaceae (154)
  • Juncaceae (146)
  • Juncaginaceae (11)
  • Koeberliniaceae (4)
  • Krameriaceae (150)
  • Lacistemataceae (429)
  • Lactoridaceae (2)
  • Lamiaceae (7809)
  • Lardizabalaceae (1)
  • Lauraceae (8468)
  • Lecythidaceae (2017)
  • Lejeuneaceae (1)
  • Lemnaceae (25)
  • Lennoaceae (7)
  • Lentibulariaceae (206)
  • Lepidobotryaceae (12)
  • Lepyrodontaceae (1)
  • Liliaceae (334)
  • Linaceae (301)
  • Lindsaeaceae (3)
  • Loasaceae (1755)
  • Lobariaceae (3)
  • Loganiaceae (2378)
  • Lomariopsidaceae (20)
  • Loranthaceae (3901)
  • Loxomataceae (1)
  • Lycoperdaceae (11)
  • Lycopodiaceae (40)
  • Lygodiaceae (7)
  • Lythraceae (2628)
  • Magnoliaceae (84)
  • Malesherbiaceae (164)
  • Malpighiaceae (6890)
  • Malvaceae (7279)
  • Marantaceae (766)
  • Marattiaceae (7)
  • Marcgraviaceae (644)
  • Marchantiaceae (1)
  • Marsileaceae (2)
  • Martyniaceae (48)
  • Mayacaceae (10)
  • Melastomataceae (21808)
  • Meliaceae (4515)
  • Menispermaceae (555)
  • Menyanthaceae (112)
  • Monimiaceae (2413)
  • Moraceae (6711)
  • Moringaceae (16)
  • Musaceae (613)
  • Mycenastraceae (1)
  • Myoporaceae (7)
  • Myricaceae (313)
  • Myristicaceae (2458)
  • Myrsinaceae (3034)
  • Myrtaceae (12488)
  • Myzodendraceae (2)
  • Najadaceae (38)
  • Nelumbonaceae (1)
  • Nolanaceae (17)
  • Nyctaginaceae (931)
  • Nymphaeaceae (38)
  • Ochnaceae (491)
  • Olacaceae (1281)
  • Oleaceae (89)
  • Oleandraceae (3)
  • Onagraceae (832)
  • Onocleaceae (2)
  • Ophioglossaceae (8)
  • Opiliaceae (102)
  • Orchidaceae (3336)
  • Orobanchaceae (20)
  • Orthotrichaceae (1)
  • Oxalidaceae (700)
  • Pandanaceae (1)
  • Papaveraceae (90)
  • Parmeliaceae (1)
  • Passifloraceae (814)
  • Pedaliaceae (2)
  • Peltigeraceae (1)
  • Phytolaccaceae (237)
  • Picramniaceae (3)
  • Pinaceae (612)
  • Piperaceae (3504)
  • Pittosporaceae (1)
  • Plagiogyriaceae (3)
  • Plantaginaceae (252)
  • Platanaceae (9)
  • Plumbaginaceae (61)
  • Pluteaceae (13)
  • Poaceae (3669)
  • Podocarpaceae (86)
  • Podostemaceae (56)
  • Polemoniaceae (146)
  • Polygalaceae (921)
  • Polygonaceae (898)
  • Polypodiaceae (81)
  • Polytrichaceae (11)
  • Pontederiaceae (70)
  • Porellaceae (7)
  • Portulacaceae (371)
  • Potamogetonaceae (37)
  • Pottiaceae (5)
  • Primulaceae (44)
  • Prionodontaceae (1)
  • Proteaceae (1042)
  • Psilotaceae (2)
  • Pteridaceae (107)
  • Quiinaceae (120)
  • Rafflesiaceae (18)
  • Ranunculaceae (369)
  • Rapateaceae (82)
  • Resedaceae (1)
  • Rhabdodendraceae (23)
  • Rhamnaceae (456)
  • Rhizophoraceae (58)
  • Ricciaceae (2)
  • Rosaceae (1020)
  • Rubiaceae (37254)
  • Rutaceae (2511)
  • Sabiaceae (160)
  • Salicaceae (39)
  • Salviniaceae (8)
  • Santalaceae (102)
  • Sapindaceae (6408)
  • Sapotaceae (4330)
  • Sarraceniaceae (50)
  • Saururaceae (1)
  • Saxifragaceae (968)
  • Schizaeaceae (6)
  • Scrophulariaceae (2356)
  • Selaginellaceae (25)
  • Simaroubaceae (655)
  • Smilacaceae (256)
  • Solanaceae (21506)
  • Sonneratiaceae (1)
  • Sphagnaceae (10)
  • Sphenocleaceae (66)
  • Staphyleaceae (255)
  • Sterculiaceae (3488)
  • Stereocaulaceae (4)
  • Strelitziaceae (7)
  • Strophariaceae (10)
  • Styracaceae (184)
  • Symplocaceae (314)
  • Taxaceae (1)
  • Taxodiaceae (3)
  • Tecophilaeaceae (15)
  • Tectariaceae (17)
  • Theaceae (386)
  • Thelypteridaceae (47)
  • Theophrastaceae (196)
  • Thymelaeaceae (174)
  • Ticodendraceae (5)
  • Tiliaceae (1174)
  • Tovariaceae (6)
  • Trigoniaceae (92)
  • Triuridaceae (10)
  • Tropaeolaceae (534)
  • Turneraceae (647)
  • Typhaceae (4)
  • Ulmaceae (206)
  • Urticaceae (743)
  • Valerianaceae (543)
  • Velloziaceae (59)
  • Verbenaceae (2072)
  • Violaceae (1499)
  • Vitaceae (1068)
  • Vochysiaceae (1763)
  • Winteraceae (149)
  • Woodsiaceae (13)
  • Xyridaceae (157)
  • Zingiberaceae (436)
  • Zygophyllaceae (494)