Michigan State University Herbarium Vascular Plants
The Vascular Plant collection is the oldest in the state, containing many specimens of historical importance. Nearly one-third of the collection was amassed by Dr. W.J. Beal during his 40 year tenure here. The collection is used locally by researchers and students working on systematic, evolutionary and ecological questions. Specimens are used in a service role to provide identifications for suspected plant poisoning cases, to aid in the identification of agricultural pests and to answer questions for local botanical enthusiasts.
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 65,326 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Prather L A, Fryday A M (2020): Michigan State University Herbarium Vascular Plants. v6.3. Michigan State University Herbarium. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15468/iv6y8m
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Bahama Islands collections of Dr. William T. Gillis Mexico & Borneo collections of Dr. John H. Beaman Michigan and Great Lakes regional floras North American flora collections of John A. Churchill
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Anacardiaceae collections of Dr. William T. Gillis Asteraceae of the United States and Mexico Poaceae, including the Beal wheat varieties Pteridophyte collections
|Family||Anacardiaceae, Asteraceae, Poaceae, Pteridophyte|
|Collection Name||Michigan State University Herbarium Vascular Plants|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Michigan State University Herbarium|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed|