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15 matching records found.
Label Query: Genus = "Kobresia", Species = "myosuroides"
Cyperaceae
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, Northwest Territories
Franklin District, Ellesmere Island, 1 mile west of Hazen Camp.
81° 49' N, 71° 21' W.
Dryas hummocks; Southeast slope. Densely caespitose. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 356309
D. B. O. Savile 4682    20 Jul 1962
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48253 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
356309 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
D. B. O. Savile 
Collection #
4682 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
20 Jul 1962 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
Northwest Territories 
County
 
Locality
Franklin District, Ellesmere Island, 1 mile west of Hazen Camp. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
81° 49' N, 71° 21' W 
Site Description
Dryas hummocks; Southeast slope. 
Specimen Notes
Densely caespitose. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
2. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
U.S.A., Alaska
Eastern Brooks Range, east of Shrader Lake.
Elev. 2800 ft.
Moist Carex meadows with dry hummocks. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 282506
Karen Gustafson s.n.    24 Jun 1979
2. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48254 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
282506 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Karen Gustafson 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
24 Jun 1979 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
Eastern Brooks Range, east of Shrader Lake. 
Elevation
2800 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Moist Carex meadows with dry hummocks. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
3. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, British Columbia
Cariboo Flats about 27 miles south-southeast of Anahim Lake on road to Williams Lake.
Elev. 3600 ft.
Open scrub birch-willow flats. Locally common. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 199317
J. A. Calder 17360    12 Jun 1956
3. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48255 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
199317 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
17360 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
12 Jun 1956 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Cariboo Flats about 27 miles south-southeast of Anahim Lake on road to Williams Lake. 
Elevation
3600 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Open scrub birch-willow flats. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
4. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, British Columbia
Murray Range at north end of Azouzetta Lake along Hart Highway; Pine Pass.
Elev. 5200 ft.
Open grassy meadows and slopes. Rare, only noted in one area. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 186182
J. A. Calder 14069    4 Aug 1954
with D. B. O. Savile, J. M. Ferguson
4. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48256 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
186182 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
14069 
Other Collectors
D. B. O. Savile, J. M. Ferguson 
Date Collected
4 Aug 1954 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Murray Range at north end of Azouzetta Lake along Hart Highway; Pine Pass. 
Elevation
5200 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Open grassy meadows and slopes. 
Specimen Notes
Rare, only noted in one area. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
5. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, British Columbia
Mount Apex, southwest of Penticton.
Elev. 7100 ft. 49.358875°, -119.908754°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3500 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Dry, grassy, northwest-facing slope. Occasional locally. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 198726
J. A. Calder 11780    11 Aug 1953
with D. B. O. Savile
5. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48257 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
198726 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
11780 
Other Collectors
D. B. O. Savile 
Date Collected
11 Aug 1953 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Mount Apex, southwest of Penticton. 
Elevation
7100 ft. 
Coordinates
49.358875°, -119.908754° 
Site Description
Dry, grassy, northwest-facing slope. 
Specimen Notes
Occasional locally. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
6. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
U.S.A., Alaska
Arctic slope district: 70 airmiles south of Point Barrow, near Eskimo village of Atkasook; 4.75 kilometers east of Meade River Camp, 15 msm.
70.481641°, -157.416014°. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer.
Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 274536
Vera Komarkova 341    22 Jul 1976
with Holly Hansell, Karen Seabert
6. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48258 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
274536 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Vera Komarkova 
Collection #
341 
Other Collectors
Holly Hansell, Karen Seabert 
Date Collected
22 Jul 1976 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
Arctic slope district: 70 airmiles south of Point Barrow, near Eskimo village of Atkasook; 4.75 kilometers east of Meade River Camp, 15 msm. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
70.481641°, -157.416014° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
7. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, British Columbia
Fairy Lake south-southwest of Fort Nelson, Rocky Mountains.
Elev. 5000 ft. 57° 20' N, 123° 50' W.
Dry heathy slopes and on cliff ledges above lake. Common but scattered. Collected: July 19-20, 1960. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 215520
J. A. Calder 27207    19 Jul 1960
with I. Kukkonen
7. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48259 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
215520 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
27207 
Other Collectors
I. Kukkonen 
Date Collected
19 Jul 1960 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Fairy Lake south-southwest of Fort Nelson, Rocky Mountains. 
Elevation
5000 ft. 
Coordinates
57° 20' N, 123° 50' W 
Site Description
Dry heathy slopes and on cliff ledges above lake. 
Specimen Notes
Common but scattered. Collected: July 19-20, 1960. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
8. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, British Columbia
Chipuin Mountain, Marble Mountains.
Elev. 6000 ft. 50.739722°, -121.733889°. Coordinate uncertainty: 3200 meters.
Alpine slopes. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 17880JWT
J. William Thompson 549    21 Jul 1938
with Emily M. Thompson
8. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48260 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
17880JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.
    Annotated by J. R. Hill, 21 1976.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
549 
Other Collectors
Emily M. Thompson 
Date Collected
21 Jul 1938 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Chipuin Mountain, Marble Mountains. 
Elevation
6000 ft. 
Coordinates
50.739722°, -121.733889° 
Site Description
Alpine slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
9. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
U.S.A., Alaska
Prudhoe Bay.
T11N R15E S15.
Dry sandy knoll. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 280683
Mark Deyrup s.n.    5 Aug 1971
9. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48261 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
280683 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Mark Deyrup 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1971 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
Prudhoe Bay. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
T11N R15E S15 
Site Description
Dry sandy knoll. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
10. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, British Columbia
Chipuin Mountain, Marble Mountains.
Elev. 6000 ft. 50.739722°, -121.733889°. Coordinate uncertainty: 3200 meters.
Alpine slopes. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 47741
J. William Thompson 549    21 Jul 1938
with Emily M. Thompson
10. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48262 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
47741 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.
    Annotated by J. W. Stacey.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
549 
Other Collectors
Emily M. Thompson 
Date Collected
21 Jul 1938 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Chipuin Mountain, Marble Mountains. 
Elevation
6000 ft. 
Coordinates
50.739722°, -121.733889° 
Site Description
Alpine slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
11. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
U.S.A., Montana, Deer Lodge County:
Northeast slope of Little Rainbow Mountain, southwest above Storm Lake, Anaconda-Pintlar Range.
Elev. 8850 ft. 46.057865°, -113.306291°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3618 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map. Invalid coordinates (located outside county bounds).
Small mossy meadow on protruding bedrock in steep talusslide. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 262756
Klaus H. Lackschewitz 3939    13 Aug 1972
11. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48263 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
262756 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Klaus H. Lackschewitz 
Collection #
3939 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
13 Aug 1972 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Deer Lodge 
Locality
Northeast slope of Little Rainbow Mountain, southwest above Storm Lake, Anaconda-Pintlar Range. 
Elevation
8850 ft. 
Coordinates
46.057865°, -113.306291° 
Site Description
Small mossy meadow on protruding bedrock in steep talusslide. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
12. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, British Columbia
Haines Road (km 145).
Elev. 2984 ft. 59° 57' N, 136° 48' W.
Wet Picea glauca fen. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 282029
G. W. Douglas 11230    12 Jul 1979
with M. J. Ratcliffe
12. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48264 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
282029 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
G. W. Douglas 
Collection #
11230 
Other Collectors
M. J. Ratcliffe 
Date Collected
12 Jul 1979 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Haines Road (km 145). 
Elevation
2984 ft. 
Coordinates
59° 57' N, 136° 48' W 
Site Description
Wet Picea glauca fen. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
13. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
U.S.A., Alaska
McKinley National Park. Along traverse from Wonder Lake Campground toward McKinley River.
Elev. 1800 ft. 63.442113°, -150.855537°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 2000 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Dominant along with Dryas integrifolia on stream gravels. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 173739
Jean H. Langenheim 4209    27 Jul 1956
13. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
48265 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
173739 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Jean H. Langenheim 
Collection #
4209 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Jul 1956 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
McKinley National Park. Along traverse from Wonder Lake Campground toward McKinley River. 
Elevation
1800 ft. 
Coordinates
63.442113°, -150.855537° 
Site Description
Dominant along with Dryas integrifolia on stream gravels. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
14. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
U.S.A., Colorado, San Miguel County:
Waterfall Canyon, south of Ophir Town, basin above upper waterfall.
Elev. 3597 m. 37° 49' 23" N, 107° 49' 24.6" W. Datum: NAD 83. Coordinate uncertainty: 100 meters. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Alpine tundra on gentle scree slope. Associated species: Carex chalciolepis, Carex ebenea, Artemisia scopulorum, Solidago multiradiata, Luzula spicata, Trisetum spicatum, Antennaria, Salix, Festuca. Perennial graminoid, densely clumping, 10 centimeters tall, infrequent (or potentially overlooked/missed). Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 400109; Barcode: WTU-V-006305
M. Licher 4036    26 Jul 2013
14. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
192135 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
400109 
Barcode
WTU-V-006305 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
M. Licher 
Collection #
4036 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Jul 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Colorado 
County
San Miguel 
Locality
Waterfall Canyon, south of Ophir Town, basin above upper waterfall. 
Elevation
3597 m. 
Coordinates
37° 49' 23" N, 107° 49' 24.6" W 
Site Description
Alpine tundra on gentle scree slope. Associated species: Carex chalciolepis, Carex ebenea, Artemisia scopulorum, Solidago multiradiata, Luzula spicata, Trisetum spicatum, Antennaria, Salix, Festuca. 
Specimen Notes
Perennial graminoid, densely clumping, 10 centimeters tall, infrequent (or potentially overlooked/missed). 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Cyperaceae
15. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Canada, Yukon Territory
Asi Keyi SMA, north of Klutlan Glacier.
Elev. 5418 ft. 61° 27.545' N, 140° 48.017' W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Uncommon in wet flat alpine tundra 90% vegetated. Growing with Carex microglochin and Salix arctica.
WTU 405857; Barcode: WTU-V-17392
P. Caswell 04-1031    23 Jul 2004
with J. Meikle & F. Mueller
15. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori
Database ID
3151232 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
405857 
Barcode
WTU-V-17392 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Accepted Name
Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori 
Annotation History
1. Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori.
    Annotated by B. A. Bennett.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. Caswell 
Collection #
04-1031 
Other Collectors
J. Meikle & F. Mueller 
Date Collected
23 Jul 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
Yukon Territory 
County
 
Locality
Asi Keyi SMA, north of Klutlan Glacier. 
Elevation
5418 ft. 
Coordinates
61° 27.545' N, 140° 48.017' W 
Site Description
Uncommon in wet flat alpine tundra 90% vegetated. Growing with Carex microglochin and Salix arctica. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
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.