University of Alberta Vascular Plant…

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Summary

Full Title

University of Alberta Vascular Plant Herbarium (ALTA-VP)

Description

The Vascular Plant Herbarium is a research and teaching resource for the study of evolution, diversity, distribution and ecology of cordilleran, prairie, arctic and alpine plants. It is the largest herbarium of its kind in Alberta, and the third largest in Western Canada. Founded in 1912, the herbarium holds more than 120,000 specimens dating from 1835 to the present and is built upon the collecting activities of faculty members and students, as well as the acquisition of outstanding amateur collections. Though global in scope, the strength of the collection lies in plants of Alberta and northern Canada.

Temporal coverages

Formation period: 1856-current

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Jocelyn Hall
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-8611
Metadata author
Jim Whittome
Museum Collections Manager
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-3871
Originator
University of Alberta Museums
Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-5834

doi:10.18165/qssyvr

Published by

University of Alberta Museums

Publication Date

Jun 29, 2016

Registration Date

Feb 12, 2014

Served by

University of Alberta Museums IPT

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Description

Global, North America, Canada, United States, Alberta

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Administrative contact
Jocelyn Hall
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-8611
Custodian steward
Jim Whittome
Museum Collections Manager
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-3871
Custodian steward
Bryan Brunet
Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences)
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-6271
Administrative contact
Dorothy Fabijan
Assistant Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-5523
Metadata author
Bryan Brunet
Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences)
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-6271

Taxonomic Coverage

Plantae, Angiospermae, Eudicots, Monocots, Poales, Asterales, Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Asteraceae, Carex

KINGDOM
Plantae (Plants)
ORDER
Poales, Asterales
FAMILY
Poaceae (Grasses), Cyperaceae (Sedges), Asteraceae (Asters, Daisies, Composites, Sunflowers)
GENUS
Carex (Sedges)
UNRANKED
Angiospermae (Angiosperms), Eudicots, Monocots

Methodology

Collections

Collection name

University of Alberta Vascular Plant Herbarium

Collection Identifier

ALTA-VP

Parent Collection Identifier

UAM

Specimen Preservation method

Dried and pressed