TRTE Herbarium (TRTE)

The TRTE Herbarium is administered and overseen by the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Our herbarium, founded in 1969, houses about 95,000 specimens of vascular plants, including the extensive collections of Paul F. Maycock and Peter W. Ball. Geographically, the herbarium’s main focus is on vascular plant specimens from Ontario, but important collections are also available from Québec and the Canadian high Arctic. Small quantities of specimens are available from all other regions of Canada, United States, Western Australia, New Zealand, and West Africa (Nigeria, Sierra Leone). Taxonomically, our herbarium is particularly strong in its representation of sedges (genus Carex), mainly from eastern Canada and, to a lesser extent, from elsewhere in Canada and the United States.

Summary
Date Published Dec 3, 2013
Version 9 (Latest)
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GBIF Registration 7b4543e2-437d-4635-ac11-6a38007f6287
Organisation University of Toronto Mississauga
Endorsing Node Canada Biodiversity Information Facility
Keywords
University of Toronto Mississauga; TRTE Herbarium; Canadensys; Ontario; Canada; collection; herbarium; specimens; Occurrence; Specimen
Language
Metadata Language English
Resource Language English
Resource Contact
NameSasa Stefanovic
PositionDirector - TRTE Herbarium
OrganisationUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Address 3359 Mississauga Road N, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA, Postal Code: L5L 1C6
Contactsasa.stefanovic@utoronto.ca Telephone: (905) 569-4455
Home Pagehttp://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa
Resource Creator
NameSasa Stefanovic
PositionDirector- TRTE Herbarium
OrganisationUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Address 3359 Mississauga Road N, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA, Postal Code: L5L 1C6
Contactsasa.stefanovic@utoronto.ca Telephone: (905)569-4455
Home Pagehttp://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa
Metadata Provider
NameSasa Stefanovic
PositionDirector - TRTE Herbarium
OrganisationUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Address 3359 Mississauga Road N, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA, Postal Code: L5L 1C6
Contactsasa.stefanovic@utoronto.ca Telephone: (905) 569-4455
Home Pagehttp://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa
Associated Party 1
NameSasa Stefanovic
PositionDirector - TRTE Herbarium
OrganisationUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Address 3359 Mississauga Road N, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA, Postal Code: L5L 1C6
Contactsasa.stefanovic@utoronto.ca Telephone: (905) 569-4455
Home Pagehttp://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa
Role Custodian Steward
Associated Party 2
NameKathleen Buck
PositionResearch Assistant
OrganisationUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Address , Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Contactkathleen.buck@utoronto.ca
Role Content Provider
Associated Party 3
NameTara Nicholls
PositionResearch Assistant
OrganisationUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Address , Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Contacttaranicholls@yahoo.com
Role Content Provider
Associated Party 4
OrganisationUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Address 3359 Mississauga Road N, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA, Postal Code: L5L 1C6
Role Publisher
Geographic Coverage
DescriptionGeographically, the herbarium’s main focus is on vascular plant specimens from Ontario, but important collections are also available from Québec and the Canadian high Arctic. Small quantities of specimens are available from all other regions of Canada, United States, Western Australia, New Zealand, and West Africa (Nigeria, Sierra Leone). There are also some smaller collections within the herbarium that stem from research initiatives across the globe.
Bounding Coordinates-90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)
Taxonomic Coverage
Description The dataset is primarily composed of the entire Carex collection within the TRTE Herbarium which have all been digitized and databased.
Kingdom Plantae (Plants)
Class Equisetopsida (Vascular Plants)
Family Cyperaceae, Rosaceae, Thymelaeaceae
Genus Carex (Sedge)
Temporal Coverage
Formation Period1804- Present
Sampling Methods
Study ExtentDigitization of specimens from the TRTE Herbarium with a strong representation of sedges (genus Carex), mainly from eastern Canada and, to a lesser extent, from elsewhere in Canada and the United States.
Sampling DescriptionAll specimens were manually digitized using an EPSON Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner into .jpg files. Data from these high resolution scans were then entered into the database.
Quality ControlDatabase entries were corrected manually.
Step Description 1Each specimen was labelled using a unique barcode (ex. TRTE0000001). These specimens were then scanned using an EPSON Expression 10000XL scanner. Information from the labels on the specimens were then entered manually into the database.
Citations
Citation Identifier doi:10.5886/b5umch2s
Resource Citation TRTE Herbarium (TRTE) from University of Toronto Mississauga. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/b5umch2s (accessed on [date]).
Collection Data
Collection NameTRTE Herbarium
Collection IdentifierTRTE
Parent Collection IdentifierTRTE
Specimen preservation method Mounted
Alternative Identifiers
7b4543e2-437d-4635-ac11-6a38007f6287
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource.do?r=trte-specimens
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