Montana State University Herbarium
Index Herbariorum entry: MONT
119 Plant Bioscience Building
Bozeman, Montana 59717-3150 USA
Curator: Matt Lavin, email
Physical location (not part of the mailing address): 408 Lewis Hall
The Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria. Images of MONT vascular plant specimens can be searched at http://www.pnwherbaria.org/data/search.php.
The Bryophyte and Lichen Portals. MONT lichen specimens can be searched at http://lichenportal.org/portal/. MONT bryophyte specimens are on permanent loan to WISC and can be searched at http://bryophyteportal.org/portal/.
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.