University of Manitoba Vascular Plant Herbarium (WIN)

Founded in 1907, the Vascular Plant Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba (WIN) houses the most extensive and broadly representative collection of vascular plants of Manitoba, over 77,000 specimens including a reference seed collection. For over 100 years, WIN has served as an important resource for taxonomic research and for studies documenting the distribution and ecology of Manitoba’s vascular plant species.
Contact: Bruce Ford, Curator (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 July 2015
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 5,686 occurrence
  • 5,507 (97%) georeferenced
  • 92 (2%) identified to species
  • 23 families
  • 2 genera
  • 0 species
  • 7 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics