adeel at ZOO.TORONTO.EDU
Thu Sep 21 09:57:10 EST 1995
On 20 Sep 1995, scott meissner wrote:
> I am a new Prof at a small college.
> We have a small herbarium collection and
> I have been put in charge. I have never
> managed a herbarium before and am in need
> of advice.
> *What insecticides/fungicides are
> good for treating new specimens? The
> cabinets are in a lecture room so I would
> prefer to use items that are not extremely
> toxic to humans.
> *I am slowly cataloging the collection.
> When I have a list put together is there a way
> to let the rest of the world know what we have?
> Is there an online list of herbaria? Should I
> send the list to an organization, if so which
> one? I have not finished even a fourth of the
> collection, but we have two with Asa Gray's name
> on them and many specimens from the 1800's!
> *There are some specimens that are from
> locations I do not have keys for. I am using
> Gray's manual of Botany for eastern plants, and
> I also have Gleason and Cronquist. Could someone
> recommend a good key for central and western flora
> of the US?
> *Some specimens are so old that I fear the
> genus and species have been reorganized since their
> first identification. Also there are others that I
> can not key out (I am in fact a dumb plant physiologist).
> Are there places where specimens can be sent for a
> confirmation of their identification?
> Thank you for your help and patience.
> Scott T. Meissner
> Division of Science and Mathematics
> McKendree College
> 701 College Road
> Lebanon, IL 62254
> (618) 537-6934
> smeissne at a1.mckendree.edu
> smeissne at prairienet.org
my wife works in botany dept. of royal ontario museum. i talked to her about
your questions regarding herbarium . they have a big collection of plants.
prof tim dickinson is incharge of herbarium , i am sure he can give you all
the information.his email address is
timd at rom.on.ca
his phone number 416-586-5610
dept of zoology
university of toronto
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