- Collection Organization
- Families: Circumscription
- Engler and Prantl, Bentham and Hooker, Cronquist.
- Families: Arrangement
- Phylogenetic: common systems: Engler and Prantl, Bentham and Hooker, Cronquist and, now, modern based on APGIII.
Pros: May be of help to plant identification.
- Alphabetical by Family: You still must choose a system for delineation of families.
Pros: Generally easier for inexperienced users.
- Genera: alphabetical or phylogenetic.
- Split genus geographically and file species in geographic regions. The folders are typically color-coded.
- Alphabetical and geographic at the species level (may be color-coded). This may require more folders and take more space.
- Many alternative schemes such as the FLAS "Florida" system.
Adding new families, especially new ones that don't "fit" the system.
Adding new genera.
Where to file cultivated plants? Under the original place of collection if it is known? Completely separate from the collection?
- Folders and Other Collection Storage Materials
- Specimen Repair
- Specimen Nomenclature Updates
- Pest Control and Fumigation