FLAS - University of Florida Herbarium - Gainesville, FL
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N 29° 38.685 W 082° 20.654
17R E 369886 N 3280176
Quick Description: The University of Florida Herbarium is located on campus in Dickinson Hall in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2008 7:37:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM4FDD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
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Long Description:
From the University of Florida Herbarium website:

The University of Florida Herbarium is a unit of the Department of Natural History of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The herbarium is affiliated with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Botany and the Department of Plant Pathology. The FLAS acronym is the standard international abbreviation for the University of Florida Herbarium. It is derived from the herbarium's early association with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station.

Our mission focuses in plant collections acquisition and care, research based on the collections, education and public service.

The herbarium and the associated paleobotanical collection have combined holdings of approximately 1/2 million specimens.

Our computer databases and image galleries are being developed with a thematic focus. The collections catalog includes ca. 40,000 searchable specimens. Digital image sets include the herbarium's type specimens, potentially invasive, insectivorous, poisonous and endangered plants of Florida and the Floristic Inventory of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

Herbarium Acronym: FLAS

Institution Association: University

Type of Structure: Not seperate

City: Gainesville, FL

Special Collections: Vascular flora of Florida, southeastern U.S. coastal plain, and neotropics; southeastern U.S. and tropical bryophytes, especially Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Brazil; Florida fungi, especially agarics and polypores; worldwide wood collection, especially tro

Special Projects: Herbarium staff and students participate in diverse projects spanning traditional morphological plant systematics, floristics, plant anatomy, molecular analysis and pollination ecology. Our major focus areas include the plant families Orchidaceae, Ericace

Visitation possible: yes

Index Herbariorum Site Link: [Web Link]

Parking: Not Listed

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