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Herbaria
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Description:

Herbaria are buildings set aside for the preparation and storage of plant specimens used in research by members of the scientific community.

Expanded Description:

Wikipedia defines a herbarium is a collection of preserved plant specimens. These specimens may be whole plants or plant parts: these will usually be in a dried form, mounted on a sheet, but depending upon the material may also be kept in alcohol or other preservative.

The term can also refer to the building where the specimens are stored, or the scientific institute that not only stores but researches these specimens.

A waymark for this category should be a repository for pressed, dried and mounted plant specimens used in scientific research. The herbarium must be an herbarium acknowledged by the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT). For more information on the IAPT see the following: (Link) (Link).

Instructions for Posting a Herbaria Waymark:

The waymark must be included and searchable in the Index Herbariorum. The Index Herbariorum, a joint project of the IAPT and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), is a detailed directory of the public herbaria of the world and the staff members associated with them.

The herbarium acronym must be included in the waymark name. The name of the waymark may be anything within reason but should relate somehow to the herbarium or the institution to which it is associated. Following the convention below may be beneficial to help others locate the correct herbarium. Example: SBSC - Robert A. Vines Environmental Science Center - Houston, TX.

All of the variables should be completed to the best of your ability. Please complete as many optional variables as possible. These variables will not be considered optional if the information is readily available. A minimum of one photo of the building in which the herbarium is housed will be required. Please also include a photo of any signage that identifies the building name and if it is a herbarium. The more photos that can be posted the better. Suggestions for additional images include posted hours, front door and internal doors if the herbarium is housed in a building with multiple offices.

Coordinates should be taken as close as possible to the building entrance. Coordinates taken from a mapping program, such as Google Earth or Yahoo Maps will not be accepted. Coordinates for parking should be taken at entry point for the parking lot.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To log this waymark at least one original image is required. It can be the standard GPSr photo if desired. It is requested that the image be taken from a different angle than that shown as the photo for the initial listing. If an image of the waymark is not possible please describe your visit in detail to give the reader a mental image of your visit. Visit only logs will not be accepted.

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Image for GMS - Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University - Pacific Grove, Californiaview gallery

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HerbariaGMS - Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University - Pacific Grove, California

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The Hopkins Marine Station is also known as the Gilbert M. Smith Herbarium. There are 9,000 specimens at this herbarium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/10/2016

last visited: 7/6/2018

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HerbariaPGM - Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History - Pacific Grove, California

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This herberium is said to holds 8,000 specimens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/10/2016

last visited: never

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HerbariaUCSC - Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History - UCSC, Santa Cruz, California

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This herbarium is located in the Natural Sciences 2 building on Red Hill Road at the University of Santa Cruz campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/10/2016

last visited: never

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HerbariaSJSU - Carl Sharsmith Herbarium - San Jose, CA

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The Carl Sharsmith Herbarium is located in Duncan Hall on SJSU's campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/9/2008

last visited: 10/10/2008

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HerbariaSACL - Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA

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SACL is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/16/2011

last visited: 6/18/2016

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HerbariaCI - Carnegie Institution of Washington Herbarium - Stanford, California

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The Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS), also called the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW), is an organization in the United States established to support scientific research. The institution is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/10/2016

last visited: never

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HerbariaJEPS - Jepson Herbarium - Berkeley, CA

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Willis Linn Jepson, California's most eminent early botanist, is the founder of the Jepson Herbarium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 5/15/2009

last visited: 9/16/2014

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HerbariaUC - University of California - Berkeley, CA

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University herbarium at on the UC Berkeley campus. The herbarium is in the Valley Life Sciences Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/26/2008

last visited: 9/8/2019

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