Baylor University Herbarium (BAYLU-BAYLU)

The Baylor University Herbarium was officially founded in 1967 as part of the Department of Biology at Baylor University (BAYLU). Currently located on the 2nd floor, A-wing, of the Baylor Sciences Building, the herbarium was organized by Dr. Floyd F. Davidson in 1967, then chair of the department, with the first curator Ms. Fannie Mae Hurst-Windham. Much of the herbarium is dedicated to Texas flora, though with specimens included from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Central/South America, and China. The herbarium also houses over 200+ specimens from Lindheimer, specifically those specimens near New Braunfels and Comanche Spring. Dr. Walter Holmes, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Baylor University, is the most recent curator of the herbarium who has specialized in the genus Mikania (Asteraceae) with the herbarium containing several types specimens.

Contacts: Joseph White,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 71d21ba0-06fc-4ed9-a473-449d68eadafa
Digital Metadata: EML File
Baylor University
Baylor University Herbarium
Department of Biology
One Bear Place #97388
Waco, Texas   76798
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 51,834 specimen records
  • 39,071 (75%) georeferenced
  • 51,825 (100%) with images (51,825 total images)
  • 44,791 (86%) identified to species
  • 288 families
  • 1,943 genera
  • 7,440 species
  • 8,243 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics