BMHS Herbarium Collection

Latest version published by The Barbados Museum and Historical Society on Apr 20, 2018 The Barbados Museum and Historical Society

This dataset outlines the Herbarium Collection of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society from as early as 1906.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 273 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 273 records in English (11 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Perry Z (2018): BMHS Herbarium Collection. v1.1. The Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=bmhsherbariumcollection&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Barbados Museum and Historical Society. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2086dcfa-cd62-4336-82d1-79d82f5d1857.  The Barbados Museum and Historical Society publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; herbarium; plant; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB (246)538-0201

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB (246)538-0201

Who filled in the metadata:

Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB (246)538-0201

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB (246)538-0201

Geographic Coverage

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is located within the Barbados UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bridgetown and its Garrison. Formerly a military prison for the British, it was converted to a museum in 1933.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, -180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The specimens in this dataset were identified through various sources, in particular the journal of Dr. A.E.S McIntosh, which

Genus  Bambusa,  Cissus,  Aristolochia,  Metastelma,  Justicia,  Sanservieria,  Echinodorus,  Achyranthes,  Alternanthera,  Blutaparon,  Anacardium,  Annona,  Eryngium,  Rauvolfia,  Tabernaemontana,  Thevetia,  Anthurium,  Asclepias,  Acanthospermum,  Emilia,  Ceiba,  Cordia,  Argusia,  Beureria,  Cordia,  Heliotopum,  Lepidium,  Bursera,  Bauhinia,  Caesalpina,  Haemotoxylon,  Senna,  Capparis,  Chenopodium,  Chrysobalanus,  Mammea,  Terminalia,  Conocarpus,  Commelina,  Cyanotis,  Eclipta,  Plumea,  Ipomoea,  Jacquemontia,  Merremia,  Turbina,  Bryophyllum,  Cyperus,  Eleocharis,  Fimbristylis,  Pycreus,  Rhynchospora,  Scleria,  Acelypha,  Caperonia,  Chamaesyce,  Croton,  Euphorbia,  Hippomane,  Hura,  Jatropha,  Phyllanthus,  Ricinus,  Sapium,  Zornia,  Abrus,  Alysicarpus,  Aeschynomeme,  Centrosema,  Clitoria,  Crotolaria,  Dalbergia,  Desmodium,  Galactica

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1933-01-01 / 2001-01-01

Project Data

This project is designed to catalog and publish the biodiversity information of the participating countries, in order to make the information accessible beond the physical geographical boundaries.

Title Improving Biodiversity data accessibility in the Caribbean countries of Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Suriname
Identifier BID-CA2016-0006-REG
Funding This project is funded through a grant from GBIF
Study Area Description Samples were collected from around the island in different environs, which include- cane fields, wetlands, gullies, beaches, fields. This was done during the temporal coverage of 1930-1950.

The personnel involved in the project:

Publisher
Zuwena Perry

Sampling Methods

Specimens were garnered from each recorded plant species on the island and preserved on mounting paper, with a description of the plant and environmental conditions where it can be found.

Study Extent The extent of study is confined to the collections which have already been donated to the museum and have been housed in the natural history collection from the field studies conducted in 1933.

Method step description:

  1. A specimen sample was taken from the field. The specimen is cataloged and mounted on mounting paper. The specimen is stored in a safe environment, protected from the elements for preservation.

Collection Data

Collection Name Herbarium
Curatorial Units Between 1 and 2 records

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=bmhsherbariumcollection