Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (DBG-KHD)

The Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (KHD), a collection of over 75,000 vascular plant specimens, is a regional herbarium with a research focus on the species diversity of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountain region. The collection also contains species that are in cultivation at Denver Botanic Gardens. Most of the specimens within the collection have been digitized, and their photographs may be found online. Higher resolution images are also available upon request. Specimens collected in 2017 and later are likely to have an associated tissue sample available on GGBN.

Scientific Data Manager: Rick Levy, richard.levy@botanicgardens.org, 3038086539 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4401-1380)
Head Curator of Biodiversity Collections: Jennifer Ackerfield, jennifer.ackerfield@botanicgardens.org, 7208653589
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ca77be98-2a59-4aa9-bfc1-5ea615f2e6b7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Public Domain
Access Rights: Public Domain
Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium, Denver Botanic Gardens
Freyer – Newman Center
1085 York Street
Denver, CO   80206
Collection Statistics
  • 84,851 specimen records
  • 74,129 (87%) georeferenced
  • 80,606 (95%) with images (82,469 total images)
  • 2 GenBank genetic references
  • 82,494 (97%) identified to species
  • 276 families
  • 2,663 genera
  • 11,814 species
  • 13,925 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics