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Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium at San Jose State University (San Jose) 
Thursday, December 15, 2022 10:00am
 
Contact Dee Himes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please join us for a winter tour at the Department of Biological Sciences, Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium at San Jose State University.

The tour will be led by Lars Rosengreen, Greenhouse Manager and Curator; and Ben Carter, Director and Associate Professor. Founded in 1945 by Dr. Carl Sharsmith, the herbarium at San Jose State University houses a collection of more than 27,000 pressed plants (18,000 vascular plants and more than 9,000 bryophytes).

Many specimens were collected over Dr. Sharsmith’s long career as a university professor and natural history ranger at Yosemite National Park. The herbarium is actively curated and a member of the Consortium of California Herbaria. Most of the specimens are California natives, with a focus on plants found in the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada.

As part of the visit, you will have a chance to view notable specimens in the collection as well as view taxa that may be of special interest to attendees. You will also have a hands- on opportunity to learn how to mount and preserve specimens, and learn about the process of imaging them and adding them to the herbarium’s collection.

This is a CNPS members-only tour. Please be sure your CNPS membership is current. Space is limited to 20, and RSVP is required to join us for the tour; no drop-ins please. To register or for more information, please email Dee Himes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A detailed email will be sent to you a few days before the tour.

Location San Jose State University (San Jose)