The USF Herbarium is located in Tampa, FL.  This collection includes approximately 3100 bryophyte and lichen specimens with 2725 North American specimens being processed for this project.  This collection differs from the other collections because it is organized alphabetically by genus within families.  The families are alphabetical within major groups: mosses, hepatics, lichens and the Anthocerotaceae.

USF Bryophyte and Lichen Storage

USF Bryophyte and Lichen Storage

Additionally the specimens in this collection are stored in slightly smaller folded packets (envelopes), therefore, the barcodes that were used in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTG), University of Central Florida Herbarium (FTU) and the University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) collections do not fit. Smaller, archival barcode labels (Gaylord archival Laser Spine & inkjet labels 5/16” x 1”) were purchased for this set.  USF requested that we match the barcodes to the accession numbers.  To comply with the requirement, we typed the accession numbers in a file and then printed the corresponding barcodes.

We finished imaging the specimens in September 2013.  The first pass for label data editing was done on March 2014 and the specimens were subsequently returned to USF.  Label data proofreading and georeferencing of this set will be done later in 2014 and early 2015.

Examples of specimens of the USF collection.  The small barcode is placed on the lower right corner

Examples of specimens of the USF collection. The small barcode is placed on the lower right corner

Accesion number of USF specimens located in the interior of the envelope

Accesion number of USF specimens located in the interior of the envelope