West Texas A&M University Herbarium (WTS)

The West Texas A&M herbarium was founded in the 1970s with the employment of Dr. Larry Higgins, who began accumulating specimens in the basement of the Natural Sciences building. Since then, the collection has grown to over 88,000 specimens.

Professor of Biology: David Sissom, dsissom@wtamu.edu, (806) 651-2573
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 413e7eda-485d-4c39-a247-cf135d94a478
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 20,252 specimen records
  • 1 (0%) georeferenced
  • 5,179 (26%) with images (5,179 total images)
  • 16,990 (84%) identified to species
  • 79 families
  • 519 genera
  • 2,422 species
  • 2,472 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics