Herbaria are essential for the studies of taxonomy, bio-geography, systematics, and evolution. We can also track changes in morphology over time to answer larger questions about human interaction, climate change, and conservation management.
The use of voucher specimens improves the quality of any research project involving taxonomy or anatomy.The UCF herbarium gladly provides a home for well preserved plant specimens involved in student research projects.
The Herbarium actively participates in specimen loans and exchanges with other herbaria around the world. In the near future we aim to digitize this collection to make data more accessible to researchers.