Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

The BRIT herbarium contains approximately 1,445,000 plant specimens from around the world, making it one of the largest herbaria in the United States.

Contacts: Alejandra Vasco, avascog@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 February 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Cite this collection:
Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Occurrence dataset (ID: ee036930-aebf-4b7a-a304-4b3f9f27a833) https://www.pteridoportal.org/portal/content/dwca/BRIT_DwC-A.zip accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal, /portal, 2024-02-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 25,482 specimen records
  • 5,351 (21%) georeferenced
  • 21,571 (85%) with images (21,747 total images)
  • 23,096 (91%) identified to species
  • 58 families
  • 330 genera
  • 3,255 species
  • 3,584 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Acrostichum (58)
  • Actiniopteris (2)
  • Adiantopsis (7)
  • Adiantum (812)
  • Aleuritopteris (6)
  • Allosorus (3)
  • Ananthacorus (2)
  • Anetium (4)
  • Anogramma (19)
  • Antrophyum (40)
  • Argyrochosma (27)
  • Aspidotis (6)
  • Astrolepis (37)
  • Austrogramme (2)
  • Bommeria (52)
  • Ceratopteris (14)
  • Cheilanthes (651)
  • Cheiloplecton (8)
  • Coniogramme (12)
  • Cryptogramma (77)
  • Doryopteris (24)
  • Elaphoglossum (2)
  • Eriosorus (18)
  • Gaga (1)
  • Gymnogramma (9)
  • Gymnopteris (1)
  • Haplopteris (10)
  • Hecistopteris (2)
  • Hemionitis (16)
  • Jamesonia (13)
  • Litobrochia (1)
  • Llavea (16)
  • Mildella (8)
  • Monogramma (2)
  • Myriopteris (312)
  • Notholaena (394)
  • Onychium (10)
  • Paraceterach (2)
  • Paragymnopteris (2)
  • Pellaea (605)
  • Pentagramma (2)
  • Pityrogramma (114)
  • Polytaenium (8)
  • Pteris (340)
  • Pycnodoria (3)
  • Radiovittaria (13)
  • Syngramma (6)
  • Taenitis (12)
  • Trismeria (3)
  • Vaginularia (1)
  • Vittaria (91)