F-Bryophytes - Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Bryophyte Collection

F - The Field Museum
F Collection
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago - IL - United States

The bryophyte collection at The Field Museum is a major resource for bryophyte systematics, particularly for Central and South American, temperate Australasian, North American and European taxa. The collection consists of more than 200,000 specimens, including 127,614 moss and 51,508 hepatic specimens with a total of 2,284 types. With speciesLink, The Field Museum shares a subset of specimens collected in South America.

Online since: 22/04/2020
Last update: 22/11/2022

Number of records

Total: 21,562
Online: 23,386
Georeferenced: 21,630
(by municipality: 0)
With images: 2,137

Conditions for using the data

The Field Museum releases its collections data under the CC0 public domain waiver (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/). This waiver places our biodiversity collections data in the public domain, and we decline to enforce any intellectual property rights we may have in it. The Museum also makes its multimedia based on collections items and specimens publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) for the distribution, publication, and remixing of media for any non-commercial purpose, as long as you credit the Field Museum and follow the other requirements of the Creative Commons license. For more information access the Field Museum Norms page [https://www.fieldmuseum.org/science/research/use-collections-data-and-images] which talks in more detail about the licensing and fair use.

How to cite

Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Bryophyte Collection (https://fmipt.fieldmuseum.org/ipt/resource?r=fmnh_bryophyte), accessed through speciesLink at (dd/mm/yyyy).


Matt von Konrat
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Sharon Grant