University of British Columbia Herba…

Occurrence dataset published by University of British Columbia

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Geographic coverage

The UBC Herbarium has one of the world's largest collections of British Columbia vascular plants and is worldwide in scope. Of the 235,000 vascular plant specimens, about 52% are from British Columbia. About 18% are from the rest of Canada, with the Northwest Territories and Yukon especially well represented. Specimens from the United States make up about 15% of the collection, with 8% from the five Pacific Coast states (California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) and 7% from the rest of the United States. Hawaiian plants are especially well represented. About 15% of the collection is from the rest of the world, with the largest numbers from Great Britain, Finland, China, Australia, Denmark, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, Russia, Greenland, and Sweden.