× Take our 30-second survey
The U.S. National Science Foundation and iDigBio are required to collect information on use of digitized collections-based specimen data. Please help us meet this requirement every time you use this search portal. Sustainability of the national digitization effort depends on evidence of data use! Maybe later.

Recordset

Search Recordset

Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Seed Plant Collection

Specimen Records: 585,367
Media Records: 492,691
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-07-13

Strong representation of neotropical taxa is credited to the many floristic projects and collection-oriented research programs, an integral part of the department since its inception. Especially rich are holdings in the neotropical families Rubiaceae, Asteraceae, Palmae, Fabaceae, Piperaceae and Solanaceae, primarily due to the work of present or former staff botanists. The Central American material is overall one of the world's finest single collections with special strengths in Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. The South American collections are important with special strengths in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. A good representation in North American taxa is found, especially for Missouri and Illinois, and unmarked types are commonly discovered in these holdings.

Contacts

Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
Name Christine Niezgoda
RoleCollections Manager
Emailcniezgoda@fieldmuseum.org
Name Richard Ree
RoleAssociate Curator of Botany
Emailrree@fieldmuseum.org
Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
  • Data Corrected
  • Data Use
  • Raw
This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i579179
98.943
geopoint_datum_missing  i523747
89.473
dwc_datasetid_replaced  i492954
84.213
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i492954
84.213
dwc_taxonid_added  i492954
84.213
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i492954
84.213
gbif_canonicalname_added  i492954
84.213
gbif_genericname_added  i492954
84.213
gbif_taxon_corrected  i492954
84.213
dwc_phylum_replaced  i492679
84.166
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i486702
83.145
dwc_order_added  i484248
82.726
dwc_class_replaced  i483295
82.563
dwc_taxonrank_added  i473499
80.889
gbif_reference_added  i409921
70.028
gbif_vernacularname_added  i315755
53.941
dwc_multimedia_added  i261880
44.738
taxon_match_failed  i252965
43.215
dwc_country_replaced  i105217
17.975
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i99011
16.914
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i57447
9.814
dwc_family_replaced  i44172
7.546
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i34430
5.882
geopoint_low_precision  i26407
4.511
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i19395
3.313
dwc_genus_replaced  i15651
2.674
dwc_specificepithet_added  i10723
1.832
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i8363
1.429
dwc_class_added  i7581
1.295
dwc_continent_added  i7053
1.205
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i5884
1.005
rev_geocode_eez  i5717
0.977
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i1351
0.231
rev_geocode_mismatch  i1117
0.191
dwc_continent_replaced  i1015
0.173
dwc_genus_added  i466
0.08
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i463
0.079
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i446
0.076
datecollected_bounds  i223
0.038
rev_geocode_corrected  i162
0.028
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i127
0.022
rev_geocode_failure  i126
0.022
dwc_order_replaced  i108
0.018
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i90
0.015
geopoint_similar_coord  i82
0.014
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i34
0.006
dwc_phylum_added  i19
0.003
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i17
0.003
dwc_family_added  i12
0.002
geopoint_bounds  i6
0.001
geopoint_0_coord  i4
0.001
rev_geocode_flip  i1
0
specimen list