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Valdosta State University Herbarium

Specimen Records: 66,590
Media Records: 66,595
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-05-21

The Valdosta State University Herbarium (VSC) provides a repository for the preservation of voucher specimens that document the flora of the Coastal Plain region of Georgia and specimens from a broader geographical area that might be useful in the study of the flora of this region and that enable specialized research on particular groups of plants carried out by faculty and students in residence at Valdosta State University and by taxonomic specialists at other institutions. VSC also provides specimens for use in teaching, and its staff responds to requests from the general public, natural resource managers, agricultural scientists, and others by providing information about plants and service determinations of unknown plants and, where appropriate, preserving vouchers relating to such. In 2009 the Valdosta State University Herbarium established a SQL database, with assistance from the VSU Division of Information Technology, and in 2011 obtained support from the National Science Foundation (DBI 1054366, R. Carter PI) that enabled the purchase of imaging and other digitization equipment and the employment of student assistants to begin capturing images and building a database. More than 70,000 specimens have been digitized. In 2012, the Valdosta State University Virtual Herbarium (VSU-VH), a collaborative project between the Herbarium and the VSU Odum Library, was made possible with funding from the Valdosta State University Faculty Research Fund (M. Holt PI, R. Carter Co-PI). The VSU-VH serves on-line vascular plant specimen images and data, and images and data from more than 4,000 non-vascular plant specimens are served through the Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria (CNABH) portal. VSU Virtual Herbarium http://herb.valdosta.edu/ Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria http://bryophyteportal.org/portal/index.php

Contacts

Name Gary Kuhlmann
RoleWebmaster
Emailglkuhlma@valdosta.edu
Name J. Richard Carter
RoleCurator, Professor
Emailrcarter@valdosta.edu
Name J. Richard Carter
RoleCurator, Professor
Emailrcarter@valdosta.edu
Name Michael O Holt
RoleProfessor
Emailmoholt@valdosta.edu
Name J. Richard Carter
RoleCurator, Professor
Emailrcarter@valdosta.edu
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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
dwc_phylum_replaced  i66480
99.835
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i66366
99.664
dwc_datasetid_added  i59848
89.875
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i59848
89.875
dwc_taxonid_replaced  i59848
89.875
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i59848
89.875
gbif_canonicalname_added  i59848
89.875
gbif_genericname_added  i59848
89.875
gbif_taxon_corrected  i59848
89.875
gbif_vernacularname_added  i56774
85.259
gbif_reference_added  i50703
76.142
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i43447
65.246
dwc_multimedia_added  i43442
65.238
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i37363
56.109
dwc_order_replaced  i35482
53.284
taxon_match_failed  i25885
38.872
dwc_country_replaced  i7476
11.227
dwc_continent_replaced  i7061
10.604
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10.49
dwc_family_replaced  i6518
9.788
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i5314
7.98
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i4926
7.398
geopoint_datum_missing  i4319
6.486
dwc_genus_replaced  i4258
6.394
dwc_class_replaced  i2084
3.13
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i1243
1.867
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i1091
1.638
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i260
0.39
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i90
0.135
rev_geocode_eez  i65
0.098
rev_geocode_mismatch  i57
0.086
rev_geocode_corrected  i52
0.078
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i52
0.078
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i39
0.059
dwc_taxonrank_added  i14
0.021
dwc_genus_added  i4
0.006
rev_geocode_failure  i4
0.006
datecollected_bounds  i1
0.002
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i1
0.002
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i1
0.002
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