Harvard University Herbaria: Vascular Plants of North America

Latest version published by Harvard University Herbaria on Aug 25, 2019 Harvard University Herbaria

This dataset contains all digitized North America vascular plant specimen records stewarded by the Harvard University Herbaria. The Harvard University Herbaria, with over 5 million specimens, is the world’s largest University Herbaria. Included in the Herbaria are what were once six separate herbarium collections: * Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum (A) * Economic Herbarium of Oakes Ames (ECON) * Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium (AMES) * Farlow Herbarium (FH) * Gray Herbarium (GH) * New England Botanical Club Herbarium (NEBC). DarwinCore data follows the AppleCore guidance https://code.google.com/p/applecore/.

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 523,034 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    523034
  • Identification 
    613020
  • Multimedia 
    355564

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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 523,034 records in English (64 MB) - Update frequency: daily
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Harvard University Herbaria. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jonathan Kennedy
Director of Biodiversity Informatics
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US 16174952331

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jonathan Kennedy
Director of Biodiversity Informatics
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US 16174952331

Who filled in the metadata:

Jonathan Kennedy
Director of Biodiversity Informatics
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US 16174952331

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Jonathan Kennedy
Director of Biodiversity Informatics
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US 16174952331
Point Of Contact
Michaela Schmull
Director of Collections
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US
Point Of Contact
Anne Countie
Digital Imaging Project and Program Manager
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US
Point Of Contact
Charles Davis
Director, Harvard University Herbaria; Curator of Vascular Plant Collection; Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US
Point Of Contact
Donald Pfister
Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany; Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany
Harvard University Herbaria 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US

Geographic Coverage

The Harvard University Herbaria collections are global in scope with notably rich collections from Asia and North America. This dataset is a subset of the HUH holdings, restricted to North America vascular specimen records.

Bounding Coordinates South West [8.407, -171.562], North East [84.267, -18.281]