Physical location: 408 Lewis Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman

Mailing address: 119 Plant Bioscience Building, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717 USA

Curator: Matt Lavin, email

Curator of fungi: Cathy Cripps, email

Index Herbariorum entry for MONT

Images of MONT vascular plant specimens can be searched at

MONT lichen specimens can be searched at


Matt Lavin assists and schedules herbarium users, processes loan or data requests, and accessions and data bases herbarium specimens. Because of limited working space and irregular schedules, appointments must be made to visit the herbarium. Please contact Matt Lavin for more information. We accept exchange material on a limited basis and this restricted to new county and state records for Montana.

The history of the MONT Herbarium dates back to the early 1890's. The type collection consists of 253 holotypes and isotypes, which were collected principally by such notable botanists as J. W. Blankinship, P. A. Rydberg, and R. S. Williams, and secondarily by L. Constance, C. L. Hitchcock, F. D. Kelsey, J. F. MacBride, M. Mathias, A. Nelson, F. W. Pennel, and R. C. Rollins. Tiehm & Stafleu (1990, Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 58) cite the type collections at MONT that are relevant to the work of Rydberg.

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