MONTU Bryophytes

The Collection

The Montana Bryophyte Collection includes mosses, liverworts and hornworts from throughout the northwest United States.  Notable collectors such as W.B. Schofield, Bruce McCune and Joe Elliott have contributed specimens to MONTU's catalog.  Label information for Montana specimens is available to view through our online database portal, the Consortium of Northwest Herbaria.  Specimens are available for study through inter-institutional loan.  Please contact the curator for more information.

See the History, Biogeography, and Species of Montana Mosses (1880-2018), a publication by Joe Elliott and Andrea Pipp that presents an extensive overview of this subject.  The article also includes a recent (2018) checklist of Montana mosses.