This Catalogue contains information from ca. 97,000 specimens housed in The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium that represent vascular plant species occurring in Central and Northeastern Brazil.
Specimens from the Distrito Federal and the following states are included: Ceará, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Piauí, and Tocantins. The information in this catalogue is intended to provide a means to assess the geographic distributions of species in this region and the diversity and endemism of the flora.
This Catalogue presents one of the jewels of the NYBG Herbarium—the set of about 42,000 specimens collected by New York Botanical Garden staff members, Howard S. Irwin and William R. Anderson, and several collaborators during a series of expeditions to the Brazilian Planalto funded by The National Science Foundation from 1964—1975 and carried out in collaboration with the University of Brasília. At the time, the flora of the Planalto was relatively unknown, and many new species were discovered, most represented by types in the NYBG Herbarium.
Irwin’s 1972 report to NSF is a concise, informative summary
of the accomplishments made as a result of the Planalto program.
Because plants don’t respect political boundaries, you may wish to use this Catalogue in conjunction
with the Catalogue of Vascular
Plant Species of Eastern Brazil, which contains records of specimens
from the coastal states from Rio Grande do Norte to Rio Grande do Sul. Specimens from the Amazonian states are being catalogued currently, but most specimens from Acre are already in the database. Accessing all records of a vascular plant species from Brazil that are catalogued to date is more efficiently done via a search of the Catalogue of Vascular Plant Species of Brazil.
Specimen records can be obtained by selecting from the checklist of families or by searching the database directly. Selecting a family will return a list of genera and species in that family. Selecting a genus or species name will return a list of specimen records, details of which can be obtained individually by clicking on the taxon name or in groups by clicking the boxes to the right of the records and then the “View checked” button at bottom of the page. Searching the database directly will return a similar list of specimen records.
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