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Digital Herbaria

An herbarium is useful only to the extent that it is cared for and made available to researchers. Under the best circumstances, specimens have lasted hundreds of years. This care is invariably provided by a paid scientist at some museum, university or other institution. Lacking that, it is a diamond in the rough, a treasure that lies in wait for recognition.

Many small regional herbaria across the country are without curators and are little used. Combined, these collections could provide several decades of information about plants found in different regions of the country: the distribution of natives, the changes in their growing environments, their ability to survive in drastically changing landscapes among non-native invaders, and more. We hope that making small regional herbaria available electronically will spur new interest in these collections, resulting in their rehabilitation and housing within institutions committed to their care and use. Please contact the Native Plant Information Network Director, if you know of such a collection.

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IDUSDASpecimenCounty/DateImage ID

NPSOT 0077

IBLI

Ibervillea lindheimeri
Snake-Apple or Balsam-Gourd

Bexar
Oct. 19, 1990

29040

NPSOT 0769

IBLI

Ibervillea lindheimeri
Lindheimer's Globe-Berry, Balsam Gourd

Bexar
Sep 9, 1993

29745

NPSOT 0863

IBLI

Ibervillea lindheimeri
Lindheimer Globeberry

Bexar
May 4, 1994

29842

NPSOT 0476

IBLI

Ibervillea tripartita
Three Parted Globeberry

Atascosa
Jul 30, 1993

29444

NPSOT 0601

IBLI

Ibervillea tripartita
Globe-Berry

Medina
May 13, 1992

29576
 
 
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