Herbarium

The BRIT Herbarium contains approximately 1,445,000 plant specimens from around the world, making it one of the largest herbaria in the United States. More can be found about the collections by visiting the About the BRIT Herbarium page.

The BRIT Herbarium is open for public use by appointment, from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Please contact us beforehand to make sure someone will be available to orient you and assist you if necessary. BRIT is closed on most national holidays. 

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About the BRIT Herbarium

About the BRIT Herbarium

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Herbarium Curation Projects

Herbarium Curation Projects

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WeDigBio Digitization Blitz

WeDigBio Digitization Blitz

WeDigBio with the BRIT Herbarium: an online-only specimen transcription blitz...
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Growth of the BRIT Herbarium Collections

Growth of the BRIT Herbarium Collections

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Acquisitions, Loans, and Exchanges

Acquisitions, Loans, and Exchanges

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Armchair Botanist

Armchair Botanist

The BRIT Armchair Botanist program is a collaboration between botanists, museum...
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Plant Collection and Preservation

Plant Collection and Preservation

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Plant Identification

Plant Identification

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Policies for Use of the Herbarium

Policies for Use of the Herbarium

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Research Projects

Herbarium Curation Projects

The herbarium collections are the core of BRIT and support ongoing research projects. Here you can read about our projects related to our collections.

Herbarium Curatorial Projects are led by Tiana F. Rehman.

Biodiversity Informatics Program

The Biodiversity Informatics Program is led by Jason Best.

Recent Articles

Botanical Art = Botanical Science

The history of civilization can be told through pictures of plants. The roots of botanical art and the science of botany began in ancient Greek and Roman times, depicting plants as a means of understanding and recording their potential uses.

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Pondering Poaceae Across Texas

Dan Caudle discusses his interest in grasses and grasslands, giving particular attention to his work with Meredith Ellis, a young rancher and committed conservationist in Cooke County, Texas.

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Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Diego Barroso

TORCH TCN Project Manager

Ashley Bordelon

Digitization Coordinator

Rachel Carmickle

Herbarium Technician

Kelly Carroll

Herbarium Digitization Technician

Jessica Lane

Herbarium Assistant

Joe Lippert

Digitization Coordinator

Natch Rodriguez

Herbarium Digitization Technician

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Tessa Boucher

Herbarium Digitization Technician