Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Clifton Smith Herbarium (SBBG)

The SBBG Herbarium represents the region's largest scientific collection of preserved central coast plants. Collectively, the specimens document the ecology and geography of the region's plant diversity. The information content of such specimens can not be duplicated in words, photographs, or other media, and forms the basis for ongoing scientific research in ecology, floristics, taxonomy, and conservation biology.
Contacts: C. Matt Guilliams,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 December 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Clifton Smith Herbarium
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, California   93105
Collection Statistics
  • 142,539 specimen records
  • 131,867 (93%) georeferenced
  • 47,903 (34%) with images (48,093 total images)
  • 135,365 (95%) identified to species
  • 237 families
  • 1,776 genera
  • 8,031 species
  • 10,326 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution - United States
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