Fern and Lycophyte Collections at the BRIT Herbarium

Research Team

Alejandra Vasco, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Currently, we make part of a three-year grant from the United States National Science Foundation to digitize and image the approximately 40,000 specimens of ferns and lycophytes in the BRIT’s herbarium.

Pteridoportal is the data portal, where you can access the digitized herbarium specimens. In addition to BRIT, 35 other institutions are contributing data to the portal!

Check our Related Article below to learn more about the ferns and lycophyte collections at BRIT. 

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Ferns & Lycophytes of the BRIT Herbarium

Ferns and lycophyte specimens in the BRIT herbarium. Many herbaria in the world are represented by curators and research communities that are very familiar with the character and content of their collections, but very few of these have access to accurate numbers and specimen inventories. Digitization funding is a game changer that will provide us with the means to better preserve the collections we hold in public trust. A digitized specimen is a tool that allows access to scientific vouchers and observations that span hundreds of years – an essential component to research that deals with past environmental change and future models. The Philecology Herbarium at the Botanical Research Institute is one of 36 herbaria and museums throughout the U.S. representing the Pteridopytes Collections Co...
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