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Voucher Specimen Collection,|
Preparation, Identification and Storage
Protocol: Plants & Fungi
Standards for Components of
June 9, 1999
June 9, 1999
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Table of Contents
1.1 Ethical Considerations
1.2 Compliance with Laws and Regulations 1.3 Health Hazards
1.4 Special Training
2. Protocol Overview
2.1 Office Procedures
2.2 Voucher Requirements by Taxonomic Group
2.3 Preparation and Care of Specimens 2.4 Data Needs
2.4.1 Field Notebook2.5 Transportation of Specimens
2.4.2 Field Labels
2.4.3 General Data Requirements
2.4.4 Identification of Specimens
2.6 Deposition Policy 2.7 Material Specifications and Collection Costs
3. Vascular and Non-vascular Plants
3.1 Voucher Requirements 3.2 Data Needs
3.2.1 Field Notebook3.3 Preparation and Care of Specimens 3.4 Museum Accessioning
3.2.2 Field Form
3.2.3 Plant Labels
3.2.4 Rare Plants
3.2.5 Data to be Collected
3.5 Materials and Costs 3.6 References
4.1 Voucher Requirements
4.2 Data Needs
4.3 Preparation and Care of Specimens 4.4 Museum Accessioning
4.5 Materials and Costs
References - General
List of Figures
Figure 1. Example of a BC Conservation Data Centre collection label (actual size).
Figure 2. BC Conservation Data Centre Field Observation Form.
Figure 3. Plant press with cardboard and collection sheets.
Figure 4. Plant drier with plant press set up.
Figure 5. Collaborator collection slip.
List of Tables
Table 1. Initial plant preparation costs (per herbarium sheet).
Table 2. Maintenance costs for a 5 year period per herbarium sheet.
Table 3. Materials used for storing fungi specimens.
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