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  Plant Specimen Collecting and Pressing Bibliography

General Plant Collecting and Pressing Guides : Web sites

General Plant Collecting and Pressing Guides : Literature

  • Bean, A.R., ed. 2006. Collecting and preserving plant specimens : a manual. Queensland Herbarium, Environmental Protection Agency Biodiversity Sciences unit, Brisbane, Australia. [ii], 28 p. Call No.: QK 61 .C64 2006Electronic Version
  • Bridson, Diane and Leonard Forman, eds. 1998. The herbarium handbook. 3rd ed. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Great Britain. xii, 334 p. Call No.: QK 61 .H47 1998
  • Clute, Willard Nelson. The making of an herbarium. Charles D. Pendell, Publisher, Binghamton, NY. 1903. 23 p. Call No.: QK 61 .C58 1903
  • Cody, M.D. 1925. The making of an herbarium. General Extension Division Record, University of Florida, Vol. 6, No. 14, Special Series No. 3. 7 p. Call No.: QK 61 .C62 1925
  • Croat, Thomas B. 1984. The importance of labeling living plants. Aroideana 7(1): 27-30. Call No.: QK 61 .C76 1984
  • DeWolf, Gordon P., Jr. 1968. Notes on making an herbarium. Arnoldia 28(8/9): 69-111. Call No.: QK 61 .D48 1968
  • Fosberg, F. Raymond and Marie-Helene Sachet. 1965. Manual for tropical herbaria. Regnum Vegetabile, vol. 39. International Bureau for Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature, Utrecht, Netherlands. 132 p. Call No.: QK 61 .F67 1965
  • Hicks, A.J. and P.H. Hicks. 1978. A selected bibliography of plant collection and herbarium curation. Taxon 27(1): 63-69. Call No.: [in journal]
  • Imes, Rick. The practical botanist. A Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York , NY. 1990. Call No.: QK 61 .I43 1990
  • Jain, S.K. 1977. A handbook of field and herbarium methods. Today and Tomorrow Printers & Publ., New Delhi, India. 157 p. Call No.: [wish list]
  • Leenhouts, P. W. 1968. A guide to the practice of herbarium taxonomy. Regnum Vegetabile, vol. 58. International Bureau for Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Utrecht, Netherlands. 60 p. Call No.: QK 61 .L43 1968
  • Letouzey, R., translated by R. Huggett. 1986. Manual of forest botany : Tropical Africa: vol. 1, general botany. Centre Technique Forestier Tropical, Nogent-sur-Marne, France. Call No.: [wish list]
  • Lot, Antonio and Fernando Chiang, comps. 1986. Manual de herbario : administracion y manejo de colecciones, tecnicas de recoleccion y preparacion de ejemplares botanicos. Consejo National de la Flora de Mexico, A.C., Mexico. 142 p. Call No.: QK 61 .L67 1986
  • Robertson, Kenneth R. 1980. Observing, photographing, and collecting plants. Illinois Natural History Survey Circular 55. Institute of Natural Resources, Urbana, IL. 62 p. Call No.: QK 61 .R62 1980
  • Saville, F.B.O. 1962. Collection and care of botanical specimens. Canadian Department of Agriculture, Publication, Research Branch 1113: 1-124. Call No.: [wish list]
  • Skvortsov, A.K. 1977. The herbarium : handbook of methods and techniques. Academy of Sciences, USSR, Moscow, USSR. [In Russian]. 200 p. Call No.: [wish list]
  • Simmons, John E. and Yaneth Muñoz-Saba, eds. 2005. Cuidado, manejo y conservación de las colecciones biológicas. Serie manuales para la conservación ; 1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia ; Conservación Internacional, Bogotá, Colombia. 288 p. Call No.: QK 61 .S55 2005
  • Smith, C. Earle, Jr. 1971. Preparing herbarium specimens of vascular plants. Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 348. Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. vi, 29 p. Call No.: QK 61 .S64 1971
  • White, Patricia, B. Tjia and Marion R. Sheehan. 1981. Drying and preserving plant materials. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Circular 495. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 19 p. Call No.: - White,PB 1981
  • Womersley, J.S. 1980. Manual for plant collecting and herbarium development. FAO, Field Document 23: 1-147. Call No.: [wish list]
  • Womersley, J.S. 1981. Manual for plant collecting and herbarium development. FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper 33: 1-137. Call No.: [wish list]

Plant Dryers and Field Presses

  • Blanco, Mario A., W. Mark Whitten, Darin S. Penneys, Norris H. Williams, Kurt M. Neubig and Lorena Endara. 2006. A simple and safe method for rapid drying of plant specimens using forced-air space heaters. Selbyana 27(1): 83-87. [note: PDF posted with permission from Selbyana.] Call No.: QK 61 .B52 2006Electronic Version
  • Bryson, Charles T. and Richard Carter. 2008. A novel design for a light weight and durable field press. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 2(1): 517-520. Call No.: QK 61 .B79 2008
  • Greissl, Rainer, Andreas Horn and Alexander Vogelei. 1995. A modified thermal convection drying technique for herbarium preservation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 117: 29-38 (with 6 figures). Call No.: QK 61 .R34 1995
  • Joosten, Titia. 1989. Flower drying with a microwave : techniques and projects. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY. Call No.: SB 447 .J66 1988
  • Lundell, Cyrus Longworth. 1946. A useful method for drying plant specimens in the field. Wrightia 1(2): 161-162. Call No.: QK 61 .L86 1946
  • MacDaniels, L. H. 1930. A portable plant drier for tropical climates. American Journal of Botany 17: 669-670. Call No.: QK 61 .M32 1930
  • Van der Merwe, Phillip and P.J. Grobler. 1969. Electric drying press for herbarium specimens. Plant Life 25 : 132-135. Call No.: QK 61 .V36 1969

Special Groups : Aquatic Plants

  • Ceska, Adolf and Oldriska Ceska. 1986. More on the techniques for collecting aquatic and marsh plants. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 73(4): 825-827. Call No.: QK 61 .C47 1986
  • Hall, David W. 1981(Nov). Microwave : a method to control herbarium insects. Taxon 30(4): 818-819. Call No.: QK 61 .H34 1981
  • Haynes, Robert R. 1984. Techniques for collecting aquatic and marsh plants. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 71: 229-231. Call No.: QK 61 .H39 1984
  • Warrington, P. and Environmental Protection Department. Website. Collecting and Preserving Aquatic Plants (http://srmwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/o_docs/aquatic/collect/). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Special Groups : Other

  • Baker, Marc A., Mark W. Mohlenbrock and Donald J. Pinkava. 1985. A comparison of two new methods of preparing cacti and other stem succulents for standard herbarium mounting. Taxon 34(1): 118-120. Call No.: QK 61.210 .B34 1985
  • Croat, Thomas B. 1985. Collecting and preparing specimens of Araceae. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 72(2): 252-458. Call No.: QZ 23 .C76 1985
  • Dransfield, John. 1986. A guide to collecting palms. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 73(1): 166-176. Call No.: QK 61.021 .D72 1986
  • Jorgensen, Victoria. 1972. The preparing, pressing & mounting of bromeliads. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 23(6): 211-214. Call No.: QK 61.032 .J67 1972
  • Lamb, Samuel H. and Alan B. Curtis. 2005. A guide for developing a wood collection. Rev. ed. Forest Products Society for the International Wood Collectors Society, Madison, WS. vi, 42 p. Call No.: QK 61 .L35 2005
  • Page, C.N. 1979. The herbarium preservation of conifer specimens. Taxon 28(4): 375-379. Call No.: QK 61.005 .P33 1979
  • Salazar C., Adolfo. 1966. Identification of trees of Peru : final report : "collection of wood samples and herbarium voucher specimens from the forest trees of Perú". Servicio Forestal y de Caza, Ministerio de Agricultura, Lima, Peru. 15 p. (plus 6 separately paginated appendices). Call No.: QKT 271 .S24 1966
  • Soderstrom, Thomas R. and Stephen M. Young. 1983. A guide to collecting bamboos. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 70: 128-136. Call No.: QZ 19.5 .BAMB S621 1983

Issues Related to Plant Collecting

  • Florida Plant Collecting : Regulations and Permitting
  • Norton, David A., Janice M. Lord, David R. Given & Peter J. DeLange. 1994. Over-collecting: an overlooked factor in the decline of plant taxa. Taxon 43(2): 181-185. Call No.: QK 86 .N67 1994
  • Prather, L. Alan, Orlando Alvarez-Fuentes, Mark H. Mayfield, and Carolyn J. Ferguson. 2004. The decline of plant collecting in the United States : a threat to the infrastructure of biodiversity studies. Systematic Botany 29(1): 15-28. Call No.: QK 61 .P72 2004
  • Prather, L. Alan, Orlando Alvarez-Fuentes, Mark H. Mayfield, and Carolyn J. Ferguson. 2004. Commentary : implications of the decline in plant collecting for systematic and floristic research. Systematic Botany 29(1): 216-220. [note: Bound with Prather, et al. 2004. The decline of plant collecting in the United States : a threat to the infrastructure of biodiversity studies] Call No.: QK 61 .P72 2004

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