Berea College, Ralph L. Thompson Herbarium (BEREA)

The Ralph L. Thompson Herbarium contains approximately 22,000 specimens. Formerly located at Berea College, it is now permanently housed at Eastern Kentucky University alongside the Ronald L. Jones Herbarium. Together, these two herbaria contain over 100,000 specimens and are the largest collection in Kentucky, and the second largest in the Kentucky-Tennessee region (surpassed only by the University of Tennessee). ​Most specimens are from Kentucky and contiguous states, and nearly all specimens are of vascular plants. A number of important sets of specimens are housed at BEREA, including sets from several published floras, especially of surfaced mined lands. Important collectors include J. R. Abbott, R. A. Gelis, J. D. Pittillo, D. D. Taylor, R. L. Thompson.

Facilities Admin & Coordinator: Robert Pace,, 8596221533
Tipo de Colección: Preserved Specimens
Administración: Datos en vivo administrados directamente dentro del portal de datos
Identificador único Global:
Metadata Digital: EML File
The Ralph L. Thompson Herbarium
Eastern Kentucky University
Science Building, Room 3238
Richmond, KY   40475
Estadísticas de Colección
  • 27,574 registros de especímenes
  • 14 (0.05%) georeferenciado
  • 24,434 (89%) con imágenes (24,434 imágenes en total)
  • 27,526 (100%) identificado a las especies
  • 208 familias
  • 1,076 géneros
  • 2,958 especies
  • 3,112 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Estadísticas Extras