University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Vascular Plant Collection

Latest version published by University of British Columbia on Feb 15, 2016 University of British Columbia

This dataset includes all digitized vascular plants in the UBC collection, encompassing approximately 68% of the collection. The UBC Herbarium has one of the world's largest collections of British Columbia vascular plants and is worldwide in scope. At present, the collection includes more than 235,000 accessioned specimens.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC). http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/rtt57cc9. (consulted on [date])

Rights

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To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 07fd0d79-4883-435f-bba1-58fef110cd13.  University of British Columbia publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

UBC; University of British Columbia Herbarium; Beaty Biodiversity Museum; Canadensys; Canada; British Columbia; collection; herbarium; specimens; vascular plants; Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

UBC Herbarium Databaseshttp://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/database.html UTF-8 HTML
Canadensys explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/en/resources/ubc-vascular-specimens UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/07fd0d79-4883-435f-bba1-58fef110cd13 UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/

Who filled in the metadata:

Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Jeannette Whitton
Director & Curator, Vascular Plants
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
http://www.botany.ubc.ca/people/jwhitton.html
Custodian Steward
Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/
Principal Investigator
Sean Graham
Curator, Monocots and Basal Angiosperms
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
http://www.botany.ubc.ca/people/sgraham.html
Principal Investigator
Quentin Cronk
Curator, Eudicots
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
http://cronklab.wikidot.com/
Publisher
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia 2329 West Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA

Geographic Coverage

The UBC Herbarium has one of the world's largest collections of British Columbia vascular plants and is worldwide in scope. Of the 235,000 vascular plant specimens, about 52% are from British Columbia. About 18% are from the rest of Canada, with the Northwest Territories and Yukon especially well represented. Specimens from the United States make up about 15% of the collection, with 8% from the five Pacific Coast states (California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) and 7% from the rest of the United States. Hawaiian plants are especially well represented. About 15% of the collection is from the rest of the world, with the largest numbers from Great Britain, Finland, China, Australia, Denmark, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, Russia, Greenland, and Sweden.

Bounding Coordinates -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae (Plants)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period early 1800s-present

Collection Data

Collection Name University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Vascular Plant Collection
Collection Identifier UBC
Parent Collection Identifier UBC
Specimen preservation methods Mounted

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Smith, A.R., Pryer, K.M., Schuettpelz, E., Korall, P., Schneider, H., Wolf, P.G. 2006. A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55(3): 705-731. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2006/00000055/00000003/art00017
  2. Rai, H.S., Reeves, P.A., Peakall, R., Olmstead, R.G., Graham, S.W. 2008. Inference of higher-order conifer relationships from a multi-locus plastid data set. Botany 86(7): 658-669. http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/B08-062
  3. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnaen Society 161(2): 105-121. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x/abstract
  4. Haston, E., Richardson, J.E., Stevens, P.F., Chase, M.W., Harris, D.J. 2009. The Linear Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (LAPG) III: a linear sequence of the families in APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnaen Society 161(2): 128-131. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.01000.x/abstract

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 07fd0d79-4883-435f-bba1-58fef110cd13
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=ubc-vascular-specimens