Herbarium Taxonomy

Herbarium resources

The UBC Herbarium, part of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, is our important resource. Although it concentrates on the flora of British Columbia, it is worldwide in scope with a surprisingly good representation of certain regions such as the Hawaiian Islands. It is notably strong in bryophytes and marine algae, as well as vascular plants.


Important collections are:

  • J.W. Eastham (~10,000 specimens);
  • T.M.C. Taylor (~7000);
  • K.I. Beamish (~6500)
  • G.B Straley (~6000)
  • V.J. Krajina ~10,000)
  • W.B. Schofield (~1500)

Some Taxonomic works

Cronk, Q.C.B. (1995). William Roxburgh's St Helena plants. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Botany) 25, 95-98.

Cronk, Q.C.B. (1995). A new species and hybrid in the St Helena endemic genus Trochetiopsis. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 52, 205-213.

Cronk, Q.C.B., Marner, S.K. and Primavesi, A.L. (1995) Lectotypification of Rosa rothschildii Druce (Rosaceae). Watsonia 20, 409-410.

Cronk, Q.C.B. and Primavesi, A.L. (1995). Further Druce rose taxa. Watsonia 20, 411-412.

Marner, S.K., Styles, C. and Cronk, Q.C.B. (1995). Bibliography of F. White, M.A. (Cantab.), Sc.D. (Cantab.). Bothalia 26, 74-76.

Cronk, Q.C.B. (1989). Measurement of the historical and biological influences on classifications. Taxon 38, 357-370.

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