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Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Seed Plant Collection

Latest version published by Field Museum on Jun 1, 2018 Field Museum

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.

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 585,367 records. 1 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)
    585367
  • Multimedia 
    492981

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Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 585,367 records in English (103 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Field Museum. 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 been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 90c853e6-56bd-480b-8e8f-6285c3f8d42b.  Field Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657203
http://fieldmuseum.org/users/sharon-grant

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657203
http://fieldmuseum.org/users/sharon-grant

Who filled in the metadata:

Christine Niezgoda
Collections Manager
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657203
http://fieldmuseum.org/users/christine-niezgoda

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Richard Ree
Associate Curator of Botany
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US
http://fieldmuseum.org/users/richard-ree

Geographic Coverage

Global

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