Western Illinois University, ​R. M. Myers Herbarium (MWI)

The R.M. Myers Herbarium contains more than 75,000 specimens, of which most are from western Illinois or southeastern Iowa. We hold a major collection of moss specimens from western Illinois, as well as a set of Opuntia fragilis specimens that document most areas where it grows in the midwest.
Contacts: Eric Ribbens, e-ribbens@wiu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5f887025-5ee0-453e-b25b-360c1f5e870a
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Western Illinois University
Collection Statistics
  • 42,498 specimen records
  • 4,037 (9%) georeferenced
  • 42,160 (99%) identified to species
  • 299 families
  • 1,994 genera
  • 6,208 species
  • 7,094 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics