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Label Query: Genus = "Acer", Species = "rubrum"
Sapindaceae
1. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Grays Harbor County:
At Montesano exit from USR 12 west, at intersection with State Road 107; in wetland south of intersection.
T17N R7W S5. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Growing with Alnus rubra, Salix scouleriana, Carex obnupta, Rubus spectabilis, and Phalaris arundinacea. Mature planted trees occur in uplands along exit road. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Introduced. Cultivated.
WTU 350400
F. Weinmann 188    25 Aug 2002
1. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
23693 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
350400 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.
    Annotated by F. Weinmann.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
F. Weinmann 
Collection #
188 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grays Harbor 
Locality
At Montesano exit from USR 12 west, at intersection with State Road 107; in wetland south of intersection. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
T17N R7W S5 
Site Description
Growing with Alnus rubra, Salix scouleriana, Carex obnupta, Rubus spectabilis, and Phalaris arundinacea. 
Specimen Notes
Mature planted trees occur in uplands along exit road. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
Yes 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
2. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Arlington Yard.
48.19889°, -122.12389°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, female. Phenology: Flowers. Cultivated.
WTU 314209
M. Arnot s.n.    11 Mar 1987
2. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
103712 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
314209 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
M. Arnot 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Mar 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Arlington Yard. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.19889°, -122.12389° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, female. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
Yes 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
3. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Arlington Yard.
48.19889°, -122.12389°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, female. Phenology: Fertile. Cultivated.
WTU 314207
M. Arnot s.n.    9 May 1987
3. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
103714 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
314207 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
M. Arnot 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 May 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Arlington Yard. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.19889°, -122.12389° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, female. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
Yes 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
4. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Arlington Yard.
48.19889°, -122.12389°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, male. Phenology: Flowers. Cultivated.
WTU 314208
M. Arnot s.n.    11 Mar 1987
4. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
103715 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
314208 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
M. Arnot 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Mar 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Arlington Yard. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.19889°, -122.12389° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, male. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
Yes 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
5. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Arlington Yard.
48.19889°, -122.12389°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, male. Phenology: Fertile. Cultivated.
WTU 314206
M. Arnot s.n.    9 May 1987
5. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
103718 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
314206 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
M. Arnot 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 May 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Arlington Yard. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.19889°, -122.12389° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Trees received from Athol, Massachusetts 30 years ago, 15 to 20 meters tall, dioecious, gray barked, male. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
Yes 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
6. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Lane County:
West of Danebo Street, north of Amazon Canal, Eugene.
Elev. 393 ft. 44° 3.1' N, 123° 10.9' W.
Disturbed wet prairie remnant; in dense stand of Carex obnupta. 6 meter tall adventive tree, falls leaves turn bright red. Phenology: Vegetative.
WTU 362099
P. F. Zika 20377    7 Oct 2004
with E. R. Alverson
6. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
114782 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
362099 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
20377 
Other Collectors
E. R. Alverson 
Date Collected
7 Oct 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Lane 
Locality
West of Danebo Street, north of Amazon Canal, Eugene. 
Elevation
393 ft. 
Coordinates
44° 3.1' N, 123° 10.9' W 
Site Description
Disturbed wet prairie remnant; in dense stand of Carex obnupta. 
Specimen Notes
6 meter tall adventive tree, falls leaves turn bright red. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
7. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Southeast shore of Lake Reba, north of airport runways, city of Seattle-Tacoma.
Elev. 270 ft. 47° 28.1' N, 122° 18.8' W; T23N R4E S20.
With Salix sitchensis, Urtica, Alnus rubra. Red flowers, garden relics, 8 meter tall in two sites, two age classes but no obvious recent reproduction, appearing wild. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 375369
Peter F. Zika 15873    6 Apr 2001
7. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
175812 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
375369 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
15873 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
6 Apr 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Southeast shore of Lake Reba, north of airport runways, city of Seattle-Tacoma. 
Elevation
270 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 28.1' N, 122° 18.8' W; T23N R4E S20 
Site Description
With Salix sitchensis, Urtica, Alnus rubra. 
Specimen Notes
Red flowers, garden relics, 8 meter tall in two sites, two age classes but no obvious recent reproduction, appearing wild. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
8. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Benton County:
Northwest Corvallis between NW Satinwood Street and NW Samaritan Drive, 0.1 mile west of the hospital.
Elev. 285 ft. UTM Zone 10, 479755E, 4939012N. Datum: WGS 84.
Willow swamp in 2 inches of water. With Salix hookeriana, Crataegus suksdorfii, Rosa nutkana, Oenanthe sarmentosa, Rubus bifrons, Carex leptopoda, Solanum dulcamara. Adventive tree 13 m tall, 15 cm dbh; in flower, anthers red; leaves glaucous beneath; leaves of previous year retrieved from ground; 1 other individual present in same habitat nearby, 3 m tall; species used as parking lot tree 100+ away. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 394890
R. E. Brainerd 2117    7 Mar 2013
8. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
188771 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
394890 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R. E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2117 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Mar 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Benton 
Locality
Northwest Corvallis between NW Satinwood Street and NW Samaritan Drive, 0.1 mile west of the hospital. 
Elevation
285 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 10, 479755E, 4939012N 
Site Description
Willow swamp in 2 inches of water. With Salix hookeriana, Crataegus suksdorfii, Rosa nutkana, Oenanthe sarmentosa, Rubus bifrons, Carex leptopoda, Solanum dulcamara. 
Specimen Notes
Adventive tree 13 m tall, 15 cm dbh; in flower, anthers red; leaves glaucous beneath; leaves of previous year retrieved from ground; 1 other individual present in same habitat nearby, 3 m tall; species used as parking lot tree 100+ away. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
9. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Benton County:
Southwest Corvallis; SW Country Club Rad, 50 feet east of SW Beals Avenue.
Elev. 265 ft. UTM Zone 10, 475532E, 4932533N. Datum: WGS 84.
Bottom of roadside ditch in 10 cm of flowing water. With Agrostis, Rosa nutkana, Rubus bifrons. Adventive; multi-stemmed tree, 4 m tall; young anthers red; leaves glaucous beneath; leaves of previous year retrieved from beneath tree; this species planted as a street tree on opposite side of street ca. 15 m away. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 394891
R. E. Brainerd 2118    7 Mar 2013
9. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
188772 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
394891 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R. E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2118 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Mar 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Benton 
Locality
Southwest Corvallis; SW Country Club Rad, 50 feet east of SW Beals Avenue. 
Elevation
265 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 10, 475532E, 4932533N 
Site Description
Bottom of roadside ditch in 10 cm of flowing water. With Agrostis, Rosa nutkana, Rubus bifrons. 
Specimen Notes
Adventive; multi-stemmed tree, 4 m tall; young anthers red; leaves glaucous beneath; leaves of previous year retrieved from beneath tree; this species planted as a street tree on opposite side of street ca. 15 m away. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
10. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Benton County:
Southwest Corvallis; Country Club Road, 50 feet east of Southwest Beals Avenue.
Elev. 265 ft. UTM Zone 10, 475532E, 4932533N. Datum: WGS 84.
Bottom of roadside ditch in 10 centimeters of flowing water. With Agrostis, Rosa nutkana, Rubus bifrons. Adventive; multi-stemmed tree, 4 meters tall; leaves glaucous beneath; leaves of previous year retrieved from beneath tree; this species planted as a street tree on opposite side of street circa 15 meters away. Same location as Brainerd 2118. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 396488
R.E. Brainerd 2130    8 Apr 2013
10. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
189604 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
396488 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R.E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2130 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
8 Apr 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Benton 
Locality
Southwest Corvallis; Country Club Road, 50 feet east of Southwest Beals Avenue. 
Elevation
265 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 10, 475532E, 4932533N 
Site Description
Bottom of roadside ditch in 10 centimeters of flowing water. With Agrostis, Rosa nutkana, Rubus bifrons. 
Specimen Notes
Adventive; multi-stemmed tree, 4 meters tall; leaves glaucous beneath; leaves of previous year retrieved from beneath tree; this species planted as a street tree on opposite side of street circa 15 meters away. Same location as Brainerd 2118. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Sapindaceae
11. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Wisconsin, Waushara County:
North shore Pine Lake, Hancock.
44.132544°, -89.509792°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 667 meters. Georeferenced by Maria Yousoufian. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Sand country, mixed wood. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 401961; Barcode: WTU-V-009966
Clayton Haberman s.n.    9 Jul 2005
11. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
2449294 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
401961 
Barcode
WTU-V-009966 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton Haberman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jul 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Wisconsin 
County
Waushara 
Locality
North shore Pine Lake, Hancock. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
44.132544°, -89.509792° 
Site Description
Sand country, mixed wood. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Sapindaceae
12. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Okanogan County:
Highway 97 public access area on east bank of Columbia River. Approximately 15km south of Pateros.
Elev. 236 m. 47.98381° N, 119.8882° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 200 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Disturbed edge of parking area and adjacent muddy shoreline; Elaegnus angustifolia and Juniperus scopulorum common at edge of parking area; Lythrum salicaria common along shoreline. Single tree to 10 meters tall; bark gray and smooth. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 420448; Barcode: WTU-V-047153
David Giblin 6486    2 Oct 2018
12. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
3249083 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
420448 
Barcode
WTU-V-047153 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 11 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
6486 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
2 Oct 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Okanogan 
Locality
Highway 97 public access area on east bank of Columbia River. Approximately 15km south of Pateros. 
Elevation
236 m. 
Coordinates
47.98381° N, 119.8882° W 
Site Description
Disturbed edge of parking area and adjacent muddy shoreline; Elaegnus angustifolia and Juniperus scopulorum common at edge of parking area; Lythrum salicaria common along shoreline. 
Specimen Notes
Single tree to 10 meters tall; bark gray and smooth. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Sapindaceae
13. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Benton County:
Macdonald Forest, Oak Creek, Road 600. 400 meters north of the Oak Creek gate. 7.2 km NW of downtown Corvallis.
Elev. 177 m. 44.60772° N, 123.33173° W. Datum: WGS 84.
Riparian forest; with Acer macrophyllum, Thuja plicata, Symphoricarpos albus, Crataegus gaylussacia. Tree, 7 meters tall. No others observed in the area.
WTU 422355; Barcode: WTU-V-056702
R. E. Brainerd 2684    1 Apr 2018
13. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
3423947 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
422355 
Barcode
WTU-V-056702 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R. E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2684 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Apr 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Benton 
Locality
Macdonald Forest, Oak Creek, Road 600. 400 meters north of the Oak Creek gate. 7.2 km NW of downtown Corvallis. 
Elevation
177 m. 
Coordinates
44.60772° N, 123.33173° W 
Site Description
Riparian forest; with Acer macrophyllum, Thuja plicata, Symphoricarpos albus, Crataegus gaylussacia. 
Specimen Notes
Tree, 7 meters tall. No others observed in the area. 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Sapindaceae
14. Acer rubrum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Lincoln County:
Highway 20 at Milepost 25, 2.2 km south-southeast of Eddyville, ca. 75 m. east of Little Elk Creek.
Elev. 40 m. 44.62875° N, 123.74978° W.
Dense thicket on high terrace above creek.¶Associated taxa: Alnus rubra, Thuja plicata, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Rubus bifrons. Tree, 20m tall; upper foliage bright red, lower foliage green. No evidence that it was planted. Nearest residence ca. 200 m away. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Unknown.
WTU 423640; Barcode: WTU-V-063481
R.E. Brainerd 3040    7 Oct 2019
14. Acer rubrum L.
Database ID
3447717 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
423640 
Barcode
WTU-V-063481 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Sapindaceae 
Name on Specimen
Acer rubrum L. 
Accepted Name
Acer rubrum L. 
Annotation History
1. Acer rubrum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R.E. Brainerd 
Collection #
3040 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Oct 2019 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Lincoln 
Locality
Highway 20 at Milepost 25, 2.2 km south-southeast of Eddyville, ca. 75 m. east of Little Elk Creek. 
Elevation
40 m. 
Coordinates
44.62875° N, 123.74978° W 
Site Description
Dense thicket on high terrace above creek.¶Associated taxa: Alnus rubra, Thuja plicata, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Rubus bifrons. 
Specimen Notes
Tree, 20m tall; upper foliage bright red, lower foliage green. No evidence that it was planted. Nearest residence ca. 200 m away. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Unknown 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

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Database Field Descriptions:
Database ID
Each of our backend databases assigns a unique and persistent integer ID to each specimen record. A GUID (globally unique identifier) can be formed from this by combining it with the herbarium and collection acronyms (example: WTU-VP-12733).
Herbarium
Every herbarium is referred to by a unique acronym. Ours is WTU, which stands for Washington Territorial University. Our database also includes some specimens housed at NOCA (North Cascades National Park Herbarium) and MORA (Mount Rainier National Park Herbarium). For a complete listing of herbarium acronyms, see Index Herbariorum.
Collection
WTU's specimens are physically housed in separate collections according to taxonomic groups: Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, and Fungi.
Dataset
Some specimens are grouped into "Datasets," representing such things as incorporated herbaria or major collecting projects.
Accession
Each of WTU's Vascular Plant specimens is assigned an accession number. Our other collections lack accession numbers (see Barcode instead). Ideally, each specimen would have a unique accession number, but this fails in practice. Some accession numbers include "JWT" after the number; these indicate specimens originating from the herbarium of J. William Thompson that were integrated into WTU's collections but not re-accessioned with WTU numbers. Accession numbers followed by an "A", "B", or other single letter represent sheets with multiple collections mounted on them, all using the same accession number.
Barcode
Our Bryophyte, Algae, Lichen, Fungi, and some Vascular Plant specimens are assigned pre-printed barcode stickers. These follow the format "WTU-C-######", where C represents a code for the collection (one of: V, B, A, L, F) and ###### represents a zero-padded, six-digit number.
Other Numbers
Specimens collected from North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks are assigned National Park Service accession and catalog numbers. These numbers are listed here.
Family
The scientific name of the family. Our database generally uses AGPIII and other current sources for vascular plant family names. However, our physical Vascular Plant collection is organized by the older Englerian sequence.
Accepted Name
For Vascular Plants, this gives the accepted name by which the specimen is currently known. The accepted name is derived by looking up the most recent annotation name in a synonymy table and finding its corresponding accepted name.
Annotation History
The sequence of annotations and scientific names given on the physical specimen is listed here, in order from the first to most recent. We treat the name on the original label as the first annotation.
Type Notes
If this is a type specimen, then information about its type status (holotype, isotype, etc.) and the name(s) for which it is a type is provided here.
Collector
The person who collected this specimen, as given on the label, and whose name is associated with the collection number on the label. If no collector name is given, we enter "unknown" into this field.
Collection #
A unique number assigned to the specimen by the collector. Different collectors use different numbering schemes; these may include the addition of prefixes (such as their initials or the year) or suffixes (such as an A or B). In the database, any prefixes and suffixes are included in the Collector's Number field exactly as they appear on the specimen label. When no collector number is given, we type "s.n." in this field.
Other Collectors
Other collectors that are listed on the label along with the primary collector, but whose collection number was not assigned to this specimen.
Date Collected
The date on which the specimen was collected, split up between day, month, and year in the database. Months are stored as nubmers (1-12) but displayed as three-letter abbreviations. Years are alway 4-digits long. Occasionally the label may give a range of dates. In such cases, the first date in the range is used as the collection date, and the entire collection date is entered into the Verbatim Date field as it appears on the label. If no date is given, then the date fields are left blank and a note is made in the Verbatim Date field.
Verbatim Date
The literal date string as displayed on the label; only used for dates that cannot be represented by a single day, month, and year.
Country
Name of the country from which the specimen was collected. Specimens from the United States of America are entered as "U.S.A."
State or Province
Name of the state or province from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. U.S. states are spelled out in full.
County
Name of the county, municipality, borough, parish, or equivalent political unit from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. The designation (such as "county") is not included in the field value.
Locality
A text description of the location where the specimen was collected, as given on the specimen label. May include national park, national forest, and other land use designations. Older collections often have short and imprecise locality data. Detailed locality data for rare species (threatened, endangered, sensitive, watch, ...) is included in our database but omitted from the search results.
Elevation
Elevations may be given either in feet or meters, and may include a minimum and maximum elevation, representing a range.
Coordinates
May include TRS/PLSS (township, range, section, quarter, etc.), latitude/longitude, and UTM. Coordinates for arare species are included in our database but omittedfrom the search results.
Site Description
This field includes all label information characterizing the site, such habitat, vegetation zone/association, substrate, slope, moisture, associated species, and so on - as the information appears on the specimen label.
Specimen Notes
Includes any characteristics pertaining to the plant specimen itself, such as flower color, fruit length, and plant height, along with information about the species, such as abundance and the precise location and micro-habitat where collected. Also includes any notes or text on the specimen that does not better fit into another field.
Phenology
Specifies the sexual maturity/condition of the specimen, such as flowering, fruiting, cone-bearing, spore-bearing, fertile, or sterile. Phenology is generally not given on the label; instead the person entering the record examines the specimen and selects the appropriate value.
Origin
Specifies whether the specimen is native or introduced to the state or country where it was collected. Origin data is rarely found on the specimen label; instead, it is entered during data entry either from a lookup table or from the date entry personnel's own knowledge. Origin data should be considered supplemental information, and should not be relied on as authoritative.
Cultivated
A Yes/No flag indicating if this is a cultivated specimen. Cultivated specimens generally do not represent valid distribution records and should be excluded from range maps or other geographic analyses.


Disclaimer:

WTU makes a reasonable effort to prevent and correct data entry errors; however, we cannot guarantee that our database is free from typos, misidentifications, or inaccurate label data. Please use the information at your own discretion. Error corrections and comments can be sent to Ben Legler or David Giblin.