Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium (HNT)

The Huntington Botanical Gardens Herbarium (HNT) was founded in the 1960’s by Myron Kimnach, director of the botanical gardens from 1962 to 1986. It is a depository of mostly exotic plant specimens used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is to serve as voucher documentation for research projects, and as resources for plant identification. With over 10,000 specimens, it is an archive of vascular plants from around the world, with particular emphasis on plants from Mexico, Central America and South America. Important collections include those of F. Boutin, J. P. Folsom, D. R. Hodel, D. de Laubenfels, M. Kimnach and R. Moran. Plant families well-represented include Arecaceae, Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and desert plants worldwide. In addition, the herbarium receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research.
Contacts: Tim Thibault (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 October 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 11,807 specimen records
  • 3,024 (26%) georeferenced
  • 8,308 (70%) identified to species
  • 260 families
  • 1,434 genera
  • 3,659 species
  • 3,888 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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