Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Herbarium (MMNS)

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Herbarium currently consists of over ~70,000 mounted plant specimens, with approximately 2,000 unmounted specimens in various stages of preparation. Collections from ~29 states are found in the herbarium; however, the majority of the collection (93%) is composed of specimens from Mississippi.

Contacts: Heather Sullivan, heather.sullivan@mmns.state.ms.us
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d89aa398-9cf7-4b4c-97be-95f1eda5a3f9
Digital Metadata: EML File
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, Mississippi   39202
601/ 576 6000
Collection Statistics
  • 53,866 specimen records
  • 42,567 (79%) georeferenced
  • 15,930 (30%) with images (16,018 total images)
  • 52,278 (97%) identified to species
  • 215 families
  • 1,128 genera
  • 3,723 species
  • 4,405 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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