Herbarium specimen label

Each herbarium specimen has a label with the plant names and basic details about the making of the specimen in the field, transcribed from the field note book, including information about where and when it was collected, by whom, and information about the habitat and the appearance of the plant.

All these details are stored in the database so that they can be managed and made available for research and analysis.

Some of the more obvious and important data elements on a herbarium specimen label are:

 • The title
 • The plant family
 • The species name
 • The identification
 • The locality
 • The geocode
 • Habitat notes
 • Plant notes
 • Collector & field number
 • Collection date
 • Duplicate specimen destination
 • Barcode and/or accession number

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