Field Museum of Natural History (F-Plants)

Additional electronic access to F database is available at: Specialty: Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.
Contacts: Christine Niezgoda,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 September 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
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Collection Statistics
  • 36,479 specimen records
  • 29,334 (80%) georeferenced
  • 25,980 (71%) with images (35,622 total images)
  • 34,638 (95%) identified to species
  • 240 families
  • 1,842 genera
  • 8,463 species
  • 8,657 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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Geographic Distribution - Costa Rica
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