Tag: Type Specimens

The Aneura Working Group meeting, Trondheim, 8th-12th February 2016

Sitting in Edinburgh airport on a┬áMonday morning, waiting for David Long to join me, checked in through to Trondheim via Copenhagen, I felt completely unprepared. The previous week…

New to Science 2015 – Mimulus peregrinus

The New to Science blog is a regular post about new plant species as they are being named, described and published for the first time. The only requirements…

Where the types in the herbarium at RBGE were collected

The geographical collecting locality of the types reflect both current and historical geographical areas of interest of RBGE research. Historical areas of focus are China (20%), India (8%)…

When were the type specimens in the herbarium at RBGE collected?

The oldest specimen in the herbarium at Edinburgh was collected in 1697. The oldest type specimen was collected in 1730. There have been several peaks during the time…

Who collected the type specimens in the herbarium at RBGE

The type specimens held at RBGE were included in an analysis of plant collectors by Bebber et al. (2012) which showed that 50% of the type specimens were…

Type specimens in the herbarium at RBGE

Since 2004, we have been digitising the type specimens* held in the herbarium at RBGE. This work has been funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation through the…