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GPI: Resources for Digitising Herbarium Specimens

This site was created by the Global Plants Initiative (GPI) team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to support the digitisation of herbarium specimens. Here we aim to compile resources about collectors, identify their signatures and locate unusual or historical localities.

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Botanist Name Portrait Dates Designation(s)
Zappi, D.C. 1965
Schlechter, F.R.R. 1872 - 1925
Maingay, A.C. 1836 - 1869
Forster, J.R. 1729 - 1798
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Locality Name/Type Country Name Status Accepted Name
Quincocirca Mountain(s) Bolivia Ambiguous. See: http://plants.jstor.org/specimen/k000488798
Edgecombe Bay Australia Current/TDWG
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland a region in Papua New Guinea Historical, obsolete.
Darwin Town/City Australia Current/TDWG
Fukien equivalent to China Ambiguous. See: Fujian
Dawson River Australia Current/TDWG
Broad Sound Gulf Australia Current/TDWG
Gipps Land a region in Australia Current/TDWG
Formosa equivalent to Taiwan Historical. See: Taiwan
Deccan Hill(s) India Ambiguous. See: Deccan Plateau
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Complete Botanists: Voyages, Expeditions, Exploring parties etc. Friday, 12 April 2013 - 12:46pm 4
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In Progress Localities: TDWG Level 4 Friday, 19 November 2010 - 4:07pm 3
In Progress Taxonomies: Digitising Resources Monday, 15 November 2010 - 2:43pm 1
In Progress Biblio: Floras Monday, 15 November 2010 - 2:40pm 2
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