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Indiana University Herbarium

The Department of Biology administers the Indiana University Herbarium (IND). Founded in 1885, the herbarium houses about 150,000 specimens of vascular plants, including the collections of Charles C. Deam on which the Flora of Indiana is based.

The herbarium is housed in room 130C of the Smith Research Center at 10th Street and Bypass 46 in Bloomington. Maps of the area are available here.

Correspondence should be addressed to:

Curator of the Herbarium
Smith Research Center, Room 130C
2805 East 10th Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47408-2698, U.S.A.

Visitors seeking to use the important research collections of the herbarium for monographic, floristic, or other plant taxonomic research are welcome and can be best accommodated by contacting the curator in advance of arrival.

The herbarium curator can be reached by email at or by phone at 812-855-5007.

The director of the herbarium is Dr. Eric Knox (phylogenetics of Lobeliaceae).
Phone 812-855-9601. Email

Staff members are the following:

  • Dr. Paul E. Rothrock (Associate Curator; Cyperaceae). Phone 812-855-5007. Email
  • Dr. Walter Fertig (Assistant Curator). Phone 812-855-5007. Email
  • Mr. Gary Motz (Project Coordinator, Center for Biological Research Collections). Phone 812-856-3500. Email
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