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University of South Florida Herbarium (USF)

Specimen Records: 190,564
Media Records: 191,268
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-06-04

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
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  • 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  i189219
99.294
dwc_continent_added  i189036
99.198
dwc_datasetid_added  i165379
86.784
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i165379
86.784
dwc_taxonid_added  i165379
86.784
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i165379
86.784
gbif_canonicalname_added  i165379
86.784
gbif_genericname_added  i165379
86.784
gbif_taxon_corrected  i165379
86.784
dwc_class_added  i165329
86.758
dwc_order_added  i165329
86.758
dwc_phylum_replaced  i164881
86.523
dwc_country_replaced  i154488
81.069
gbif_vernacularname_added  i151373
79.434
gbif_reference_added  i139819
73.371
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i122194
64.122
dwc_multimedia_added  i115486
60.602
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i99539
52.234
taxon_match_failed  i74250
38.963
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i44531
23.368
geopoint_datum_missing  i31597
16.581
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i15692
8.235
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i14992
7.867
dwc_genus_replaced  i9681
5.08
geopoint_low_precision  i5618
2.948
dwc_family_replaced  i5126
2.69
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i2485
1.304
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i1960
1.029
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i1411
0.74
rev_geocode_eez  i1231
0.646
rev_geocode_mismatch  i528
0.277
dwc_phylum_added  i448
0.235
rev_geocode_corrected  i316
0.166
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i276
0.145
dwc_taxonrank_added  i244
0.128
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i141
0.074
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i93
0.049
datecollected_bounds  i91
0.048
rev_geocode_failure  i79
0.041
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i70
0.037
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i25
0.013
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i8
0.004
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i7
0.004
rev_geocode_flip  i5
0.003
geopoint_similar_coord  i2
0.001
dwc_family_added  i1
0.001
rev_geocode_both_sign  i1
0.001
rev_geocode_flip_lat_sign  i1
0.001
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