Howard University Herbarium (HUDC)

The Howard University Herbarium (HUDC) is a collection of ca. 12,000 plant specimens housed in Just Hall on Howard University’s main campus. The collection includes a donation from the former Catholic University herbarium, with >1000 specimens from the Caribbean collected between 1890-1920. Other collection strengths include plants of the Mid-Atlantic, especially the DC metropolitan area. Charles Parker, Marie Clark Taylor and H. David Hammond also made substantial contributions the Howard University Herbarium.
Contact: Janelle Burke, Ph.D. (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5b6e6b41-e610-4740-888e-27f347ba293b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,789 specimen records
  • 3,954 (45%) georeferenced
  • 8,789 (100%) with images
  • 7,496 (85%) identified to species
  • 194 families
  • 979 genera
  • 2,516 species
  • 2,635 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics