Notes From Nature Talk

A Nice, Straightforward, Herbarium example

  • nosenabook by nosenabook

    The fields are all present and easy to decipher.
    Country: United States
    State: Florida
    County: Franklin
    Plant name: Psilocarya nitens
    Reference: (Vahl.) Wood
    Location: Dog Island
    Habitat: interdune swale
    Collector: R.K. Godfrey
    Number: 75590
    Date: 09 - September 18 1976

    Would anybody do it differently?


  • ghewson by ghewson

    Having seen the name of R. K. Godfrey so often, I did a little investigation a couple of weeks ago. He was born in 1911, so was doing field work in his mid 60s, at least. Curiously, there's an article about him in the Spanish Wikipedia, but not in the English. There's a fine obituary linked from his page on the FSU Biology site.


  • nosenabook by nosenabook in response to ghewson's comment.

    I often wonder if he was trying to compile the largest collection the world has ever seen. So far as I can tell, he did. I like seeing the way the names cross-reference each other. Sometimes there are two or more collectors, next I see one Det. for the other, and then vice versa.