The Vasculum

The Society of Herbarium Curators' official Newsletter, The Vasculum, was established in 2006 as a means to advance and publicize the Society's mission "to promote and expand the role of herbaria in botanical research, teaching, and service to the community at large; to provide a forum for discussion and action on all issues confronting herbaria; and to extend its efforts and interject its influence toward the protection and preservation of endangered herbaria." The Vasculum seeks to further these goals by making the SHC membership aware of such topics as upcoming elections; featured herbaria; floristic studies and other research projects; comings and goings in the herbarium community; herbaria in need of assistance; gifts, loans, and exchanges; and memorable collecting trips or other anecdotes of interest. Members are encouraged to contribute to any of these areas, and suggestions for new topics and photos are always welcome!

Editorial Staff

Conley K. McMullen (James Madison University): 540-568-3805,

Assistant editors:
Bryan E. Dutton (Western Oregon University):
Melinda Peters (Smithsonian Institution):


Published Issues (as a .pdf):

Volume 1 (2006):
Number 1 (January 2006)
Number 2 (July 2006)

Volume 2 (2007):
Number 1 (January 2007)
Number 2 (July 2007)

Volume 3 (2008):
Number 1 (January 2008)
Number 2 (July 2008)

Volume 4 (2009):
Number 1 (January 2009)
Number 2 (July 2009)

Volume 5 (2010):
Number 1 (January 2010)
Number 2 (July 2010)

Volume 6 (2011):
Number 1 (January 2011)
Number 2 (July 2011)

Volume 7 (2012):
Number 1 (January 2012)
Number 2 (July 2012)

Volume 8 (2013):
Number 1 (January 2013)
Number 2 (July 2013)