Institutional Collection: US National Seed Herbarium

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
NSH
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

The U.S. National Seed Herbarium is the world’s largest taxonomic seed collection, providing research material and rapid identifications of isolated seeds and fruits of economically important plants. The collection contains 120,000 seed and fruit samples of 390 families, 13,000 genera, and 27,000 species. Materials from the collection are used for almost 5,000 identifications of specimens each year as well as to support ARS research and documentation efforts. Information about the collection, including passport, taxonomy, description, and other data, is available on the Internet through the GRIN database.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Plant-derived (bark, pollen, phytoliths, etc.)
Preservation Type: 
(empty)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
(empty)
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/epmz-dxx5

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/ARS, Floral and Nursery Plant Research
Mailing Address 2: 
US National Arboretum
Mailing Address 3: 
3501 NEW YORK AVENUE, NE.
City/Town: 
Washington
State/Province: 
DC
Postal/Zip Code: 
20002-1958
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 10 August 2016 - 1:44pm EDT
  • Updated: 15 August 2016 - 2:06pm EDT
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