University of Memphis Herbarium (MEM)

The original Raymond Athey Herbarium collection at the University of Memphis was orphaned in the 1980s. Approximately 60,000(?) specimens from the collection were transferred to TENN and EKY in the early 2000s, but many of the accessions were left behind. In 2014, the new University of Memphis Herbarium was built on the roughly 15,000 specimens that remained. The present collection consists of vascular plants from the Southeastern US, predominantly those of Kentucky (44%) and Tennessee (23%). The herbarium is active and accessioning new specimens.

Current research and collection emphasis is on the plants of West Tennessee.

Contacto: Darrell Brandon (
Tipo de Colección: Preserved Specimens
Administración: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Identificador único Global: fbad47d8-6a83-4e5c-bbfc-625c2516f81a
Descarga de Datos en Vivo: Iniciar Sesión para Acceder
Metadata Digital: EML File
Derechos de Uso: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
University of Memphis Herbarium
Department of Biological Sciences
Memphis, TN   38152-6080
Estadísticas de Colección
  • 14,648 registros de especímenes
  • 12 (0.08%) georeferenced
  • 14,384 (98%) identified to species
  • 221 familias
  • 1,146 géneros
  • 3,076 especies
  • 3,363 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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