The Chrysler Herbarium (CHRB) and
Mycological Collection (RUTPP) of Rutgers University
The Chrysler Herbarium is the last internationally recognized herbarium still in existence in the state of New Jersey. Approximately 120,000 plant, algal, moss and lichen specimens are arranged and catalogued systematically. The collection is world-wide in scope, with an emphasis on New Jersey.
The vascular plants are geographically listed for New Jersey on filed map cards and county cards. Rare and endangered plant species of New Jersey are also mapped. The former Douglass College herbarium collection, Rutgers Camden, Rutgers Newark, New Jersey State Museum and a portion of the former Princeton University herbarium have been obtained by CHRB. The Willowwood Arboretum collection of cultivated trees and shrubs is also housed by CHRB and recently the former Weed Science collection has been donated by Dr. Richard Ilnicki.
The Rutgers Mycological Herbarium (RUTPP) has been estimated to contain more than 40,000 fungal collections. The process of data-basing the collections began June of 2000. The specimens data-based to date are available on the linked page. The RUTPP herbarium also contains the collections of the New Jersey Mycological Association.
Library: Approximately 625 books and pamphlets, including manuals, keys, and floras for many U.S. states and foreign countries.
For information regarding visiting or for information about specimens held in the Chrysler Herbarium please email chryslerherbarium at gmail.com [NOTE: replace the "at" with @ and remove spaces]
Herbarium Location: Douglass College kindly provides housing for the Chrysler Herbarium in Room 011, Douglass Biology Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901