Michigan State University Herbarium Lichens
The lichen collection of the Michigan State University Herbarium (MSC) totals over 150,000 accessioned specimens from many regions of the world. The herbarium maintains over 10,000 exsiccati specimens, many of which are not otherwise available in North America. This extensive collection was assembled largely through the efforts of Dr. Henry A. Imshaug, the curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium from 1958-1990.
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 116,417 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Prather L A (2020): Michigan State University Herbarium Lichens. v6.3. Michigan State University Herbarium. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15468/mym4z7
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Specifically, there are excellent holdings from North America (Eastern seaboard of the US and Canada, Great Lakes region, the Pacific Coast of Canada and SE Alaska, and alpine areas of the Rocky Mountains), southern South America, (Falkland Islands, Juan Fernandez Islands, Tierra del Fuego, Isla de los Estados, Brunswick Peninsula, Straights of Magellan), New Zealand (South Island, Campbell Island, Auckland Islands), the Kerguelen Islands, the Caribbean Islands and the Canary Islands.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Most taxonomic groups are included
|Class||Lichinomycetes, Lecanoromycetes, Arthoniomycetes, Dothideomycetes, Eurotiomycetes|
|Genus||Lichenomphalia, Multiclavula, Dictyonema|
|Start Date / End Date||1803-01-01 / 2014-01-01|
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|Title||Computerization of the Lichen Collection at the Michigan State University Herbarium|
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|Collection Name||Michigan State University Herbarium lichen collection|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Michigan State University Herbarium|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|
|Curatorial Units||Count 115,000 +/- 1,000 specimens|