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H.A. Stephens Herbarium

Latest version published by Emporia State University on Dec 22, 2016 Emporia State University

The H.A. Stephens Herbarium at Emporia State University was established around 1911 by a teacher who began preserving and cataloging local plants as an identification reference for students and the general public. Today the herbarium is a collection of more than 50,000 dried plants. These plants are a permanent record of regional flora, especially for the remaining tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Our mission is to document this biodiversity and to maintain the tradition of providing knowledgeable identification of plant specimens for students, scientists, and the general public.

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 50,877 records.

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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 50,877 records in English (4 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

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:

H.A. Stephens Herbarium (KSTC)

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Emporia State University. 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: 5325ba61-44e7-4d92-ac11-868b3294b3bb.  Emporia State University 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:

Benjamin Kerbs
Assistant Curator
H.A. Stephens Herbarium

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jean Schulenberg
Curator
H.A. Stephens Herbarium +01 620-341-5896
http://www.emporia.edu/smnh/herbarium/index.html

Who filled in the metadata:

Jean Schulenberg
Curator
H.A. Stephens Herbarium +01 620-341-5896
http://www.emporia.edu/smnh/herbarium/index.html

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
Point Of Contact
R. Brent Thomas
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Emporia State University +01 620-341-5608
Originator
Jean Schulenberg
Curator
H.A. Stephens Herbarium

Geographic Coverage

The majority of the housed specimens emanate from the Great Plains region, and the collection is especially focused the flora of the remnant tallgrass prairie in Kansas.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Taxa in particular abundance: Cyperaceae, Poaceae, Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae

Kingdom  Plantae

Additional Metadata

KTSC is currently in the process of digitizing the collection in a Specify database and publishing data as it becomes available. Although KSTC routinely updates their data, outdated taxonomic names, mistaken specimen identifications, erroneous localities, and other problems inevitably occur. Investigators should verify data by direct examination of specimens, and notify KSTC if discrepancies are found. Ratibida logo adapted from Helen Sharp watercolor, from the Rare Book Collection of the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Alternative Identifiers 5325ba61-44e7-4d92-ac11-868b3294b3bb
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=kstc_plants