Cryptogamic Herbarium

Catherine La Farge holding two specimens of moss placed on white cards in each hand.

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.


For access to the Cryptogamic Herbarium, please contact the Curators.