Public records of accessioned specimens and observations curated by the US National Herbarium (US), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. The data include more than 110,000 type specimen records.
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2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Orrell T (2021): NMNH_Botany. v1.4. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Dataset/Occurrence. https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/ipt/resource?r=nmnh_botany&v=1.4
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Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence
Global collections, US National Herbarium (US), National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Smithsonian Institution.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The collection encompasses all major groups of plants (bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms) as well as algae (especially marine algae and diatoms) and lichens.
|Kingdom||Plantae (Plants), Fungi (Fungi), Protista (Protists), Chromista (Chromista)|
|Formation Period||19th Century - current|
|Collection Name||US National Herbarium (US)|
|Parent Collection Identifier||http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed, Dried, Alcohol, Deep frozen|
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