Howard Payne University Herbarium (HPC)

The Howard Payne University Herbarium was founded in 1965 and now includes about 60,000 specimens. It is particularly rich in specimens from Central Texas, particularly the Edwards Plateau, and Sonora and Baja Mexico, Mexico and has strong holdings of ferns from Texas. Its notable collectors include J.L. Blassingame, U.T. Waterfall, W.T. McCart, C.M. Rowell, Jr. and J. Stanford.
Contact: Dr. Marilyn Mathis (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bee3f1bd-8944-4593-8c37-d64a7c9bc1e1
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Howard Payne University
Howard Payne University Herbarium
Biology Department
Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Avenue
Brownwood, Texas   76801
Collection Statistics
  • 26,732 specimen records
  • 2,414 (9%) georeferenced
  • 2,627 (10%) with images
  • 25,708 (96%) identified to species
  • 218 families
  • 1,247 genera
  • 4,454 species
  • 4,551 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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