Welcome to the web site for the Connell Memorial Herbarium (acronym UNB). Thanks to a grant from the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund, support from the University of New Brunswick Department of Biology, and proceeds from the sale of the "Flora of New Brunswick". We are in the process of putting together a database of the label information for all the N.B. specimens housed in the herbarium.
Established in 1838, the Connell Memorial Herbarium is the oldest institutional collection still extant in Canada (B. Boivin in Provancheria No. 10, Survey of Canadian Herbaria, 1980). It now houses over 63,000 specimens, with more than 43,000 currently available in the electronic database. This is the largest collection of vascular plants in the province and the second largest in Atlantic Canada. There is also an algal collection of more than 27,000 specimens including many type specimens and a small mycological collection.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Harold R. Hinds (1937 - 2001)
for his vision and dedication to botany in N.B.