TRTE Herbarium (TRTE)

Latest version published by University of Toronto Mississauga on Feb 15, 2016 University of Toronto Mississauga

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.

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TRTE Herbarium (TRTE) from University of Toronto Mississauga. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/b5umch2s (accessed on [date]).

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7b4543e2-437d-4635-ac11-6a38007f6287.  University of Toronto Mississauga publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

University of Toronto Mississauga; TRTE Herbarium; Canadensys; Ontario; Canada; collection; herbarium; specimens; Occurrence

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Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sasa Stefanovic
Director- TRTE Herbarium
University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road N L5L 1C6 Mississauga Ontario CA (905)569-4455
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sasa Stefanovic
Director - TRTE Herbarium
University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road N L5L 1C6 Mississauga Ontario CA (905) 569-4455
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa

Who filled in the metadata:

Sasa Stefanovic
Director - TRTE Herbarium
University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road N L5L 1C6 Mississauga Ontario CA (905) 569-4455
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Sasa Stefanovic
Director - TRTE Herbarium
University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road N L5L 1C6 Mississauga Ontario CA (905) 569-4455
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology/people/stefanovic-sasa
Content Provider
Kathleen Buck
Research Assistant
University of Toronto Mississauga Toronto Ontario CA
Content Provider
Tara Nicholls
Research Assistant
University of Toronto Mississauga Toronto Ontario CA
Publisher
University of Toronto Mississauga
University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road N L5L 1C6 Mississauga Ontario CA

Geographic Coverage

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). 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

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 Period 1804- Present

Sampling Methods

All 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.

Study Extent Digitization 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.
Quality Control Database entries were corrected manually.
Step Description 1 Each 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.

Collection Data

Collection Name TRTE Herbarium
Collection Identifier TRTE
Parent Collection Identifier TRTE
Specimen preservation methods Mounted

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7b4543e2-437d-4635-ac11-6a38007f6287
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=trte-specimens