F-Seedplants - Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Seed Plant Collection

F - The Field Museum
F Collection
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago - IL - United States

Strong representation of neotropical taxa is credited to the many floristic projects and collection-oriented research programs, an integral part of the department since its inception. Especially rich are holdings in the neotropical families Rubiaceae, Asteraceae, Palmae, Fabaceae, Piperaceae and Solanaceae, primarily due to the work of present or former staff botanists. Only South American collections are included in this subset shared with speciesLink, with special strengths in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Online since: 16/07/2012
Last update: 15/09/2023

Number of records

Total: 417,174
Online: 229,374
Georeferenced: 213,704
(by municipality: 7)
With images: 190,153

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How to cite

Field Museum of Natural History (Botany) Seed Plant Collection (https://fmipt.fieldmuseum.org/ipt/resource?r=fmnh_seedplants), accessed through speciesLink at (dd/mm/yyyy).


Kimberly Hansen
Richard Ree
Sharon Grant