Montana State University Herbarium
Index Herbariorum entry: MONT
119 Plant Bioscience Building
Bozeman, Montana 59717-3150 USA
Physical location on campus (this is not the shipping address): 408 Lewis Hall
Curator: Matt Lavin, email
- Search MONT vascular plant specimens at the CPNWH and GBIF.
- Search MONT bryophyte specimens (now at WISC) at The Consortium of Bryophyte Herbaria.
- Search MONT lichen specimens at The Consortium of Lichen Herbaria and GBIF.
MONT specimens focus on the native and introduced flora of Montana and associated environments, including rangeland and cropland settings given the long agricultural history of Montana State University, in addition to the northern Rocky Mountains, sagebrush steppe, northern prairie, woodlands (e.g. ponderosa pine and Rocky Mountain juniper in the Missouri breaks), and gallery forests. We accept exchange material on a limited basis and this restricted to new county and state records for Montana.
Matt Lavin assists and schedules herbarium users, processes loan or data requests, and accessions and databases 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.
The history of the MONT Herbarium dates back to the early 1890's. The type collection comprise 253 holotypes and isotypes, which were collected principally by 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 Rydberg's work.
Local historical project associated with MONT: Burke Park plant list (2005)