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The Chrysler Herbarium (CHRB) is the last internationally recognized herbarium still in existence in the state of New Jersey. Approximately 140,000 vascular plant and algal specimens, 6,900 moss and liverwort specimens, and 2,600 lichen specimens are arranged and catalogued systematically. The collection is world-wide in scope, with an emphasis on New Jersey.

The former Douglass College herbarium collection, Rutgers Camden, Rutgers Newark, a portion of the former Princeton University herbarium have been donated to 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 in June 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. Dr. James White is the curator of the mycological collections.

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

Herbarium Location: The Chrysler Herbarium is housed in Room 001 of the Biological Sciences Building on the Douglass Campus.

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The Chrysler Herbarium and Mycological Collection of Rutgers