University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC)

The University of British Columbia Herbarium is the largest in Canada west of Ottawa, and is home to over half a million plant specimens from around the world. This collection is critical to the identification, monitoring, and conservation of plant biodiversity in British Columbia, and is an important resource for education and scientific research.
Contact: Jeannette Whitton, Director and Curator of Va (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 July 2015
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 26,159 occurrence
  • 14,030 (54%) georeferenced
  • 3,526 (13%) with images
  • 353 (1%) identified to species
  • 30 families
  • 29 genera
  • 4 species
  • 63 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics