Eastern Kentucky University, Ronald L. Jones Herbarium (EKY)

Several years ago, the Eastern Kentucky University Herbarium (EKY) merged with the Berea College Ralph L. Thompson Herbarium (BEREA) to form a unified collection at Eastern Kentucky University. Both collections are maintained separately in the same physical facilities. As of late 2021, the combined accessioned herbarium collection exceeded 110,000 specimens, and was actively growing. Almost all of the holdings are of vascular plants. This herbarium is by far the largest, most diverse and most active in Kentucky. Significant collections from many people and sources are included in EKY; most of the collections in BEREA are of Ralph Thompson. Significant strengths include Kentucky plants, woody taxa, the Southern Appalachians and Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, though there are significant holdings from a much wider area.

Curator: Sally Chambers, sally.chambers@eku.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0fdd3b88-7ca2-48ad-92e0-23e26acec000
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
Ronald L. Jones Herbarium
Eastern Kentucky University
Science Building, Room 3238
Richmond, KY   40475
USA
Collection Statistics
  • 88,436 specimen records
  • 3,020 (3%) georeferenced
  • 78,913 (89%) with images (78,913 total images)
  • 83,337 (94%) identified to species
  • 309 families
  • 1,678 genera
  • 5,882 species
  • 6,413 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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