Search for a Specimen
About This Search Engine
- Type in strings to search for in one or more of the fields, then hit the Search Button.
- The "%" character may be used as a wildcard character.
- None of the fields are capitalization sensitive.
- Collector has initials for first and middle names, so John Kunkel Small appears as "J. K. Small". It may be best to use a wildcard: "%Small".
- Collection Date uses the ISO standard format "YYYY-MM-DD".
- Country and State no longer use abbreviations.
- Full Label Text is generated through Optical Character Recognition (OCR), so some characters may be incorrect, especially from handwritten labels. Wildcards are supplied automatically.
- Newer entries display Mr. SID graphics using the ExpressView browser plug-in available from LizardTech.
- The newest entries display Zoomify graphics using the Adobe Flash player.
- The database does NOT reveal geographic information for legally protected species from the areas in which they are protected.
- Clicking on a latitude in the result list will display a Google map of the collection location.
- Clicking on a longitude will display a map from Maptech.com.
- For more information please contact the Curator of the Herbarium.
Taxonomy is derived from work of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group
NOTE: When specimens are annotated by experts, we update our database to reflect the new determinations. If however, a digital image of a specimen was taken before the new determination was made, we do not rephotograph the specimen. As a result, users may occasionally encounter a discrepancy between the name that appears in the database (for a particular specimen) and the name that is recorded directly on the specimen image. If you discover such a discrepancy, please note that the name in the database is the name that is currently recognized at FTG, while the photograph can be considered a record of the prior annotation history of the specimen.