Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Philecology Herbarium (BRIT)

The core of BRIT’s herbarium is the Lloyd H. Shinners Collection in Systematic Botany, begun at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, in 1944. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas was formed in 1987 to house the transfer of this collection, which moved to Fort Worth in 1991.  Areas of geographic concentration encompass Texas, the southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. The BRIT herbarium holdings are worldwide in scope, and represent most of the earth’s plant families. 

Herbarium Director: Tiana Rehman, trehman@brit.org
Collections Manager: Ashley Bordelon, abordelon@brit.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: fea81a47-2365-45cc-bef9-b6bbff7457e6
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Address:
Botanical Research Institute of Texas; BRIT/SMU/VDB
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX   76107-3400
USA
817-332-4441
Collection Statistics
  • 380,120 specimen records
  • 42,397 (11%) georeferenced
  • 185,444 (49%) with images (193,568 total images)
  • 258,412 (68%) identified to species
  • 439 families
  • 5,125 genera
  • 18,503 species
  • 21,523 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics