Montana State University Herbarium
Index Herbariorum entry: MONT
Montana State University
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.
Mission. To focus on the native and introduced flora of Montana and adjacent regions, particularly rangeland and cropland settings. To assist MSU faculty and staff, federal agency staff, and others in plant identification and research, particularly with agricultural and rangeland research. To contribute to efforts that enhance the connectivity of herbaria in Montana and the Pacific Northwest region.
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 Montana State University Herbarium dates back to 1893 (MONT history by JH Rumely). The type specimen collection comprises 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) cite the type collections at MONT that are relevant to PA Rydberg's work.
Local historical project associated with MONT: Burke Park plant list (2005)