The collection data meticulously recorded on millions of herbarium specimens housed around the globe have tremendous value for many fields of biological research. Recent national databasing efforts now make much of this information publicly available for a wide range of uses (see our "Links" page for other databases relevant to New Mexico and the region).
As a result of many years of hard work by NMC students and curators, as well as funding made available to NMC through the National Science Foundation, the NMC collection database was completed in 2007. All of our data are available for viewing and download through the Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINet). In addition, data for specimens from New Mexico are available through the New Mexico Biodiversity Collections Consortium website.
: For type specimens (those used to
formally define a species; holotypes, isotypes, syntypes, and so forth) the label data and a photograph are available here.