Table 2: Number of specimens per continent and geographic sector, and taxonomic coverage for each continent.

From: The French Muséum national d’histoire naturelle vascular plant herbarium collection dataset

Continent Sector Specimens per sector Percentage of specimens with complete collection data capture Specimens per continent Taxonomic composition
EUROPE FRA 966,793 7.95% 1,573,830 Eudicots: 75.80%
Monocots: 17.93%
Pteridophytes: 5.67%
Magnoliids: 0.13%
Gymnosperms: 0.30%
Incertae sedis: 0.09%
Other angiosperms: 0.08%
  EUR 607,037 5.88%    
AFRICA AFT 703,767 15.95% 1,351,437 Eudicots: 73.54%
Monocots: 17.82%
Pteridophytes: 6.23%
Magnoliids: 1.75%
Gymnosperms: 0.17%
Incertae sedis: 0.42%
Other Angiosperms: 0.08%
  AFM 411,967 34.20%    
  AFN 235,703 5.64%    
AMERICA AME 1,067,320 17.29% 1,067,320 Eudicots: 68.78%
Monocots: 15.79%
Pteridophytes: 12.28%
Magnoliids: 2.34%
Gymnosperms: 0.32%
Incertae sedis: 0.39%
Other Angiosperms: 0.10%
ASIA ASI 933,888 16.89% 933,888 Eudicots: 71.53%
Monocots: 13.98%
Pteridophytes: 10.36%
Magnoliids: 2.90%
Gymnosperms: 0.55%
Incertae sedis: 0.47%
Other Angiosperms: 0.20%
OCEANIA OCE & CAL 351,791 [including at least 200,000 for CAL] 23.07% 351,791 Eudicots: 66.31%
Monocots: 13.54%
Pteridophytes: 16.30%
Magnoliids: 2.37%
Gymnosperms: 1.02%
Incertae sedis: 0.31%
Other Angiosperms: 0.16%
CIRCUM AUSTRAL TAA 3,003 85.40% 3,003 Eudicots: 42.22%
Monocots: 33.70%
Pteridophytes: 23.91%
Gymnosperms: 0.13%
Incertae sedis: 0.03%
CULTIVATED CLT 64,352 1.54% 64,352 Eudicots: 89.53%
Monocots: 9.38%
Pteridophytes: 0.43%
Magnoliids: 0.15%
Gymnosperms: 0.23%
Incertae sedis: 0.26%
Other Angiosperms: 0.02%
HISTORICAL COLLECTION HIS 22,191 99.98% 22,191 Eudicots: 61.94%
Monocots: 20.72%
Non vascular: 8.39%
Pteridophytes: 6.64%
Magnoliids: 2.08%
Gymnosperms: 0.09%
Incertae sedis: 0.02%
Other Angiosperms: 0.13%
  1. Based on the 5,367,812 specimens bearing sector information—99.59% of the collection (as of 24 March, 2016).