San Jose State University, Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium (SJSU)

Founded in 1945 by Dr. Carl Sharsmith, the herbarium at San Jose State University houses a collection of more than 18,500 dried plant specimens. Many specimens were collected over Dr. Sharsmith's long career as a university professor and natural history ranger at Yosemite National Park. The collection is actively curated with approximately 500 new specimens being added every year.
Contacts: Lars Rosengreen, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 March 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,627 specimen records
  • 481 (30%) georeferenced
  • 1,603 (99%) identified to species
  • 45 families
  • 223 genera
  • 584 species
  • 666 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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