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Michigan State University Herbarium Vascular Plants

Latest version published by Michigan State University Herbarium on Dec 22, 2016 Michigan State University Herbarium

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.

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 65,326 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.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Michigan State University Herbarium Vascular Plants Collection

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Michigan State University Herbarium. 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: c01696db-a5fe-4d3a-8b26-90760604774b.  Michigan State University Herbarium 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:

Alan Fryday
Assistant Curator
Michigan State University Herbarium Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-355-4696
http://www.herbarium.msu.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Alan Fryday
Assistant Curator
Michigan State University Herbarium Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-355-4696
http://www.herbarium.msu.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Alan Fryday
Assistant Curator
Michigan State University Herbarium Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-355-4696
http://www.herbarium.msu.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
L. Alan Prather
Director and Curator
Michigan State University Herbarium Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-355-4695
http://www.herbarium.msu.edu/
Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Programmer
Bill Park
Information Technology Coordinator
Michigan State University Herbarium Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 137A 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-325-3105

Geographic Coverage

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]

Taxonomic Coverage

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 Data

Collection Name Beal-Darlington hHerbarium
Collection Identifier MSC
Parent Collection Identifier Michigan State University Herbarium
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c01696db-a5fe-4d3a-8b26-90760604774b
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