Cryptogamic Herbarium

The Cryptogamic Herbarium in the department of Biological Sciences contains a broad range of organisms including mosses, liverworts, hornworts, lichens, and fungi. This collection has an estimated 222,500 specimens from around the world, with an emphasis on northern and western Canadian ecosystems. It is a fundamental resource for biological systematics and classification, diversity and conservation, biological monitoring and climate change, ecology, and paleobotany. The collection is a resource for academics, students, government, private organizations, and the public.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Members of the public and school groups (K-12) are welcome to arrange a tour (minimum five people)
  • Contact the Curator to arrange an appointment or tour