OCCURRENCE

NMNH_Botany

Latest version published by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution on 16 November 2021 National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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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Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 4,190,932 records.

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.

  • Occurrence (core)
    4190932
  • Multimedia 
    3911712
  • ResourceRelationship 
    28857

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

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

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Thomas Orrell
NMNH Informatics
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 136
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
202-633-2151
http://collections.nmnh.si.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Thomas Orrell
NMNH Informatics
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 136
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
202-633-2151
http://collections.nmnh.si.edu
Tom Hollowell
Information Technology Specialist
Informatics Branch, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 136
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
2026330849
http://collections.nmnh.si.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Tom Hollowell
Information Technology Specialist
Informatics Branch, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 136
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
202-633-0849
http://collections.nmnh.si.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Chris Tuccinardi
Information Management
Department of Botany, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 166
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
202-633-0900
http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/botany/

Geographic Coverage

Global collections, US National Herbarium (US), National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Smithsonian Institution.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection encompasses all major groups of plants (bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms) as well as algae (especially marine algae and diatoms) and lichens.

Domain  Bacteria (Bacteria)
Kingdom  Plantae (Plants),  Fungi (Fungi),  Protista (Protists),  Chromista (Chromista)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 19th Century - current

Collection Data

Collection Name US National Herbarium (US)
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/i75d-97nn
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed,  Dried,  Alcohol,  Deep frozen

Additional Metadata

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