Milwaukee Public Museum (MIL-VP)

The Museum's Vascular Plant Collections are fully digitized with more than 107,000 records. Over 50% of specimens are from Wisconsin and 30% from the rest of North America. The collections feature good representation of the flora of the Upper Midwest and adequate samples of taxa worldwide. Angiosperms (flowering plants) 97,000 records; 33 type specimens. Gymnosperms (conifers) 1,170 records Pteridophytes (ferns) 7,887 records; 12 type specimens; good representation of Isoetes, neotropical ferns from Costa Rica, and voucher specimens for MPM Publication “Arkansas Ferns and Fern Allies” by W. Carl Taylor. 1984.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 May 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
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Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   53233-1478
United States
414/ 278-2761
Collection Statistics
  • 78,735 occurrence
  • 31,906 (41%) georeferenced
  • 144 families
  • 741 genera
  • 2,030 species
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