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: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 March 2015
Digital Metadata: EML File
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, Mississippi   39202
601/ 576 6000
Collection Statistics
  • 50,569 specimen records
  • 38,160 (75%) georeferenced
  • 15,934 (32%) with images (16,022 total images)
  • 47,984 (95%) identified to species
  • 213 families
  • 1,110 genera
  • 3,582 species
  • 4,224 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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