Troy University Herbarium (TROY)

The Troy University Herbarium (TROY) is housed in the Math Science Complex (MSCX) Room 216. The collection consists of over 40,000 specimens of primarily vascular plants with a moderate collection of bryophytes and lichens. The herbarium includes plants from throughout the Southeastern United States, although those from south Alabama form the majority of the collection. The herbarium has an active role in education, research, and public service. Herbarium staff and graduate students assist in plant identifications and provide botanical information upon request. The herbarium is open to any visitor, professional or amateur, with a legitimate reason for consulting the collection. Although the herbarium is available for use most weekdays, calling in advance of visits is recommended. In addition to the collection of plant specimens, the herbarium houses a small library, emphasizing floras, systematic monographs, and nomenclatural references. All of the Alabama specimens deposted in the TROY Herbarium can be can be viewed at the Alabama Plant Atlas Website.

Contacts: Alvin Diamond,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 March 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 50,899 specimen records
  • 50,895 (100%) georeferenced
  • 32,206 (63%) with images (32,206 total images)
  • 50,431 (99%) identified to species
  • 224 families
  • 1,482 genera
  • 5,154 species
  • 5,921 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics