The Eckert Herbarium is named for the late Dr. Theodore Eckert, a distinguished teaching professor. He was the herbarium's first curator, and his specimens formed the basis of the original collection. The collection features the vascular and mycological flora of Western New York. The majority of the specimens date from the '60s, '70s and '80s; the earliest date from 1861 through the turn of the 20th century.
The Dr. James D. Haynes Mycological Collection includes approximately 1,600 specimens from New York State.
Download a complete listing of the Haynes Collection (.xls, 702 kb).
The collection of vascular plants includes about 16,250 specimens, primarily from the eight counties of western New York; there are also many collections from elsewhere in New York and North America.
The Eckert Herbarium provides access to a privately held collection of lichens from Western New York and Downeast Maine. To download a database of the James Battaglia Lichen Collection, click on the link below; the database also includes records of lichens from Western New York deposited at other herbaria.
Map of the Lichens of Western New York
This unique map uses GPS coordinates to locate herbarium specimens, historic and contemporary, of lichens collected in western New York state and adjacent southern Ontario. The map includes data on specimens held at a local privately held collection and at herbaria across the United States. Users can download label data for these specimens.
The Eckert Herbarium is located in the Science and Mathematics Complex (SAMC), Room 245. It is open Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to noon during the academic year or by appointment. Contact (716) 878-4609 (Thursday hours only) or Dr. Daniel Potts at (716) 878-5203.
The Herbarium Database, an application for Microsoft Access, is used to create a simple, searchable database of herbarium specimens. In addition, the application allows the user the printing of specimen labels from records in the database. Its creators believe that the Herbarium Database may be most appropriately used in personal and small institutional herbaria.
Photography by Lincoln Nutting
Flowering Plants of Western New York is a portfolio of 495 photographs of wildflowers, flowering shrubs and vines growing without cultivation in Western New York state. The portfolio frequently includes several images of a species including habitat views, general views, and detailed views of the inflorescence, flowers, and fruits. This non-technical resource is intended for use by educators, students, and naturalists. To assist this audience, the portfolio employs the two popular field guides to the flora of the Northeastern United States; Wildflowers of Northeastern/North Central North America (Roger Tory Peterson, 1968) and the Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Lawrence Newcomb, 1977).
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