Pittsburg State University, Theodore M. Sperry Herbarium (KSP)

The ca. 60,000 specimens document the distribution and natural variation of vascular plants and bryophytes, primarily those of Kansas, adjacent states, and North America. Ca. 8,000 specimens are backlogged, including approximately 500 from Madagascar. Many specimens are unicates. Important additional holdings from abroad include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peru, Myrtaceae (mostly Madagascar and New Caledonia), Poaceae (worldwide), and 16 isotypes. Ca. 6300 collections of North American bryophytes are data based on the Consortium of North American Bryophytes website (https://bryophyteportal.org) or this website, but many hundreds worldwide remain backlogged. Over ten percent of the collections are vouchers for published research. Ornamental (non-native) occurrences mostly are not data based. Student and volunteer curatorial assistance, and well as generous financial support from the National Science Foundation (CSBR 1756276), are gratefully acknowledged.
Contacts: Neil Snow (nsnow@pittstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f5306a80-6eea-437a-b681-f1140a6d86f7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
Pittsburg State University
Department of Biology
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS   66762
United States
620-235-4424
Collection Statistics
  • 35,052 specimen records
  • 13,949 (40%) georeferenced
  • 32,576 (93%) identified to species
  • 241 families
  • 1,471 genera
  • 4,716 species
  • 5,151 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics