Texas A&M University, S.M. Tracy Herbarium (TAES)

The Tracy Herbarium is the third largest herbarium in Texas and includes specimens from every continent with a significant emphasis in Texas, the southern United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. TAES maintains one of the largest collections of grasses in the southern US and has ample representation from most vascular plant families.  In addition, the herbarium contains substantial collections of non-vascular plants, and the largest collection of fungi in the state. The collection currently houses nearly 360,000 specimens and adds approximately 2500-3000 new accessions per year.  The type collection at TAES consists of 199 specimens, of which 130 are Poaceae, 19 Asteraceae, 17 Cyperaceae, and an additional 15 holotypes.

Contacts: Daniel Spalink, dspalink@tamu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7f93b3c9-5a83-4ed8-82b2-d041db9e5fd4
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 249,752 specimen records
  • 386 (0.15%) georeferenced
  • 16,948 (7%) with images (16,966 total images)
  • 220,640 (88%) identified to species
  • 359 families
  • 3,720 genera
  • 20,734 species
  • 22,896 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics