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University of South Florida Herbarium (USF)

Specimen Records: 228,517
Media Records: 228,620
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2021-01-01

The USF Herbarium was established as a research and teaching collection in 1958 by George R. Cooley, two years after the founding of the University of South Florida. The USF Herbarium is the second largest collection in Florida, the seventh largest in the southeastern United States, and ranks in the upper third of the world's herbaria in size. The herbarium contains approximately 280,000 specimens, consisting of about 260,000 specimens of vascular plants, 14,000 algae, 2,800 bryophytes, 1,300 lichens, and 300 macrofungi. The collection contains approximately 400 type specimens. The herbarium is richest in specimens from Florida (~40%), with additional holdings from North America north of Mexico (~35%), Latin America and the West Indies (~15%), and the Eastern Hemisphere (~10%). Specific groups well represented in the herbarium include Acanthaceae, Apocynaceae, Begoniaceae, Bromeliaceae, Fabaceae, Orchidaceae, and pteridophytes (ferns).

Contacts

Name Alan R. Franck
RoleCurator
Emailafranck@mail.usf.edu
Name Alan R. Franck
RoleCurator
Emailafranck@mail.usf.edu
Name Keith Bornhorst
RoleIT
Emailbornhorst@usf.edu
Name Bruce F. Hansen
RoleAssociated Research Staff
Emailhansen@usf.edu
Name Alan R. Franck
RoleCurator
Emailafranck@mail.usf.edu
  • 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  i227118
99.388
dwc_continent_added  i226808
99.252
dwc_datasetid_added  i197470
86.414
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i197470
86.414
dwc_taxonid_added  i197470
86.414
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i197470
86.414
gbif_canonicalname_added  i197470
86.414
gbif_genericname_added  i197470
86.414
gbif_taxon_corrected  i197470
86.414
dwc_class_added  i197408
86.387
dwc_order_added  i197408
86.387
dwc_phylum_replaced  i196717
86.084
dwc_country_replaced  i180766
79.104
gbif_vernacularname_added  i180244
78.876
gbif_reference_added  i165920
72.607
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i146535
64.124
dwc_multimedia_added  i139228
60.927
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i119839
52.442
taxon_match_failed  i89928
39.353
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i52461
22.957
geopoint_datum_missing  i37156
16.26
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i18981
8.306
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i18799
8.227
dwc_genus_replaced  i11160
4.884
geopoint_low_precision  i7229
3.163
dwc_family_replaced  i5595
2.448
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i3390
1.483
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i2548
1.115
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i1683
0.736
rev_geocode_eez  i1453
0.636
dwc_phylum_added  i691
0.302
rev_geocode_mismatch  i689
0.302
rev_geocode_corrected  i417
0.182
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i371
0.162
dwc_taxonrank_added  i365
0.16
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i280
0.123
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i221
0.097
rev_geocode_failure  i94
0.041
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i83
0.036
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i30
0.013
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i9
0.004
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i7
0.003
rev_geocode_flip  i5
0.002
geopoint_similar_coord  i2
0.001
datecollected_bounds  i1
0
dwc_country_added  i1
0
rev_geocode_both_sign  i1
0
rev_geocode_flip_lat_sign  i1
0
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