G. S. Torrey Herbarium at the University of Connecticut (CONN)

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The George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN) is one division within the Biodiversity Research Collections of the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. Founded in 1897 by Henry Arthur Ballou as the Herbarium of Storrs Agricultural College, the herbarium currently houses approximately 200,000 vascular plant specimens, as well as collections of bryophytes, lichens, and fossils. Notable collectors represented include L.J. Mehrhoff, E.H. Eames, K.P. Jansson, and G.S. Torrey.

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Occurrence (core)

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5288946d-5fcf-4b53-8fd3-74f4cc6b53fc.  University of Connecticut publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen


Sarah Taylor
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Herbarium Collections Manager
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road
06269-3043 Storrs

Geographic Coverage

Coverage of the herbarium is global, although the majority of the specimens are from the United States, with a heavy emphasis on Connecticut and New England.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-85, -180], North East [85, 180]

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1818-current

Sampling Methods

Database records are based entirely on plant specimens on deposit at CONN.

Study Extent N/A

Method step description:

  1. N/A

Collection Data

Collection Name George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN) vascular plants
Collection Identifier CONN
Parent Collection Identifier UConn
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 5288946d-5fcf-4b53-8fd3-74f4cc6b53fc