Teaching Collection

The Department of Biology Greenhouses at the University of Pennsylvania houses the official teaching collection for the department. Our current collection is under review and evaluation in hopes to better serve the department and the university. Our current collection includes:

  • 21 different orders of plants
  • 48 different genera of plants
  • 94 different species of plants
  • Our largest collection of plants is the Araceae
  • Collections of interest include genseriaceae and the Aroideae subfamily of Areaceae

View the collection:

  • This Encephalartos lehmannii is the oldest plant in the collection at over 100 years old.
    This Encephalartos lehmannii is the oldest plant in the collection at over 100 years old.