Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium
Founded by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1935, the Hortorium has historically been the major U. S. center for the systematics of cultivated plants. Today, the Hortorium's mission has expanded to include systematic studies of wild and cultivated plants, ethnobotany, molecular systematics, paleobotany, phylogenetic theory, biodiversity studies, and pharmaceutical studies of tropical plants. Currently, specialists are working in oaks, grasses, legumes, and angiosperm fossils.
Related Facilities at the Bailey Hortorium include
- BH (including CU) Herbarium (860,000 specimens)
- Ethel Z. Bailey Horticultural Catalogue Collection
- Cornell University Paleobotanical Collection (CUPC)
- L. H. Bailey Hortorium Library
- L. H. Bailey Conservatory (closed at the present time)