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The Fort Lewis College Herbarium (Index Herbariorum Acronym: FLD) is a regional resource for vascular plants and fungi of southwestern Colorado and the Four Corners region.  The herbarium houses approximately 15,000 specimens and is particularly rich in species of the high elevation areas of the San Juan Mountains.


The herbarium serves two equally important goals 1) providing a physical record of plant diversity in the local region for scientific study and 2) providing a reference collection to assist in the teaching of Botany, Systematic Botany, and related courses at Fort Lewis College. 

 

FLD is open to all with an interest in our native flora.  Visitation requires prior arrangement with the curator.  The herbarium houses a small library of local floras and printed botanical resources and has a dedicated space for specimen research complete with computer database access and microscopes.   

Loans of specimens can be requested for scientific study by curators of established institutional herbaria.  Specifics of loans and or exchanges can be arranged by contacting the curator.

 

 

Location:
420 Berndt Hall

Mailing Address:
Fort Lewis College Herbarium (FLD)
Department of Biology and Agriculture
1000 Rim Drive
Fort Lewis College
Durango, Colorado 81301 USA

Curator:
Ross A. McCauley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: 447 Berndt Hall
Phone: 970-247-7338
Fax: 970-247-7206
Email: mccauley_r@fortlewis.edu
 

Hymenoxys grandiflora and Polemonium viscosum  Spencer Basin, San Juan Co.

 

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