University of Central Oklahoma Herbarium (CSU)

The University of Central Oklahoma Herbarium (CSU) was established in 1940. Approximately 18,000 specimens are housed in the herbarium, with the vast majority coming from Oklahoma. The herbarium also houses over 300 voucher specimens from the Cimarron Gypsum Hills region of Oklahoma, including specimens from Alabaster Caverns State Park and the Selman Living Laboratory, UCO's field station.

Curator: Jenna Messick,, (405) 974-5776
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 871cbe2c-c361-4cdb-9c3a-75a7a4ce5669
Digital Metadata: EML File
University of Central Oklahoma Herbarium
Department of Biology
100 North University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma   73034-5209
[1] 405 974 5776
Collection Statistics
  • 26,925 specimen records
  • 10,006 (37%) georeferenced
  • 16,260 (60%) with images (16,260 total images)
  • 10,484 (39%) identified to species
  • 132 families
  • 586 genera
  • 1,521 species
  • 1,829 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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