Clifton Smith Herbarium, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG)

The SBBG Herbarium represents the region's largest scientific collection of preserved central coast plants. Collectively, the specimens document the ecology and geography of the region's plant diversity. The information content of such specimens can not be duplicated in words, photographs, or other media, and forms the basis for ongoing scientific research in ecology, floristics, taxonomy, and conservation biology.
Contacts: C. Matt Guilliams (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 March 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Clifton Smith Herbarium
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, California   93105
Collection Statistics
  • 127,011 specimen records
  • 102,830 (81%) georeferenced
  • 16 (0.01%) with images (33 total images)
  • 121,394 (96%) identified to species
  • 212 families
  • 1,632 genera
  • 7,160 species
  • 9,156 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics