Notes From Nature Talk

What to do when there are two numbers listed

  • slogan3561 by slogan3561

    I have come across several cards in the Herbarium where there is a number typed on the card and then another number attached adjacent to the card. For example, in doing many of the specimens from Virginia, there will be an originally typed or written number on the card and then a sticker from UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station with a number. Which number do I use? Thank you.


  • riskingraisin by riskingraisin

    Use the number from the original label. This number is the collection number, which is unique to a specific collector. The UVA sticker is herbarium cataloging information, which they will already have in their system.