Royal BC Museum - Herbarium (V)

Latest version published by Royal British Columbia Museum on Dec 12, 2018 Royal British Columbia Museum

The Royal BC Museum herbarium (V) houses 218,000 vascular plants specimens, most of which (>90%) were collected within the limits of the province of British Columbia. Specimens from adjacent jurisdictions such as the Yukon, Alberta, Washington and Alaska make up a smaller part of our collection (<10%). Our earliest specimens were collected in the 1890's and during the first part of the 20th century by James R. Anderson and John Macoun. A recent focus of our collections is on the flora of alpine habitats in northern BC.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 218,884 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 218,884 records in English (13 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Wheeler E (2014): Royal BC Museum - Herbarium (V). v2.0. Royal British Columbia Museum. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.5886/yxupar

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal British Columbia Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2d18c666-ee2b-40a3-a708-280ea19c0fbc.  Royal British Columbia Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canadensys.

Keywords

British Columbia; provincial repository; herbarium; vascular plants; Occurrence; Specimen

External data

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Contacts

Who created the resource:

Erica Wheeler
Collections Manager
Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street V8W 9W2 Victoria British Columbia CA (250) 387-2918
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/nh-collections/botany-plants/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Erica Wheeler
Collections Manager
Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street V8W 9W2 Victoria British Columbia CA (250) 387-2918
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/nh-collections/botany-plants/

Who filled in the metadata:

Erica Wheeler
Collections Manager
Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street V8W 9W2 Victoria British Columbia CA (250) 387-2918
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/nh-collections/botany-plants/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Erica Wheeler
Collections Manager
Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street V8W 9W2 Victoria British Columbia CA (250) 387-2918
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/nh-collections/botany-plants/
Curator
Kendrick Marr
Botany Curator
Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street V8W 9W2 Victoria British Columbia CA (250) 386-8176
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/nh-collections/botany-plants/

Geographic Coverage

British Columbia, Canada

Bounding Coordinates South West [48, -139.053], North East [59.995, -120]

Taxonomic Coverage

A large majority (>90%) of our specimens are of native or naturalized vascular plant taxa in British Columbia. We also have a small collection of bryophytes and lichens. Among vascular plants we have good collections of most angiosperm, gymnosperm and fern (and allies) taxa and extensive collections of some focal angiosperm families such as Asteraceae, Cyperaceae, Poaceae and Salicaceae.

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1890 - present

Collection Data

Collection Name Royal British Columbia Museum Herbarium
Collection Identifier http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/nh-collections/botany-plants/
Parent Collection Identifier Royal British Columbia Museum
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed
Curatorial Units Count 215,000 +/- 2,000 Herbarium sheets, moss packets, lichen packets, cones

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.5886/yxupar
https://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=rbcm-botany-specimens