Emory University Herbarium (GEO)

The Emory University Herbarium (GEO) has more than 20,200 plant specimens, dating back to the early 1900s. The majority of the collection is composed of plants from the southeast USA collected by Don E. Eyles (aquatic plants), Robert F. Thorne (Flora of SW Georgia) and Madeline L. Burbanck (granite rock outcrop plants). Recent collections more focused on our growing global collection from the Mediterranean and Balkans (medicinal plants) and Australia (pollinator ecology).
Curator: Cassandra Leah Quave, cassandra.leah.quave@emory.edu
Collection Manager: Tharanga Samarakoon, tsamarakoon@emory.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 August 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 22,707 specimen records
  • 4,627 (20%) georeferenced
  • 20,713 (91%) with images (22,475 total images)
  • 21,568 (95%) identified to species
  • 358 families
  • 1,661 genera
  • 4,631 species
  • 4,905 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution