Field Museum of Natural History (Bot…

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Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Seed Plant Collection

Description

Strong representation of neotropical taxa is credited to the many floristic projects and collection-oriented research programs, an integral part of the department since its inception. Especially rich are holdings in the neotropical families Rubiaceae, Asteraceae, Palmae, Fabaceae, Piperaceae and Solanaceae, primarily due to the work of present or former staff botanists. The Central American material is overall one of the world's finest single collections with special strengths in Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. The South American collections are important with special strengths in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. A good representation in North American taxa is found, especially for Missouri and Illinois, and unmarked types are commonly discovered in these holdings.

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Administrative contact
Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203
Metadata author
Christine Niezgoda
Collections Manager
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203
Originator
Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203

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Publication Date

Jul 9, 2012

Registration Date

Jul 11, 2012

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Richard Ree
Associate Curator of Botany
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States