Howard University Herbarium (HUDC)

The Howard University Herbarium (HUDC) is a collection of ca. 12,000 plant specimens housed in Just Hall on Howard University’s main campus. The collection includes a donation from the former Catholic University herbarium, with >1000 specimens from the Caribbean collected between 1890-1920. Other collection strengths include plants of the Mid-Atlantic, especially the DC metropolitan area. Charles Parker, Marie Clark Taylor and H. David Hammond also made substantial contributions the Howard University Herbarium.
Contacts: Janelle Burke, Ph.D. (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5b6e6b41-e610-4740-888e-27f347ba293b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,789 specimen records
  • 4,215 (48%) georeferenced
  • 8,789 (100%) with images (8,794 total images)
  • 7,503 (85%) identified to species
  • 194 families
  • 980 genera
  • 2,519 species
  • 2,639 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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