Joseph Nelson Rose field notes from the Department of Botany

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This collection consists of the field notes of Joseph Nelson Rose from collecting trips to Mexico and the southwestern United States to collect cacti. The majority of Rose's field notes are lists of plants, and two different types of collector numbering conventions appear to have been used. Some items include more narrative observations in Mexico of life and culture. Greenhouse notes on cacti are also included.

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At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.


  • Cactaceae
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Cacti


  • New Mexico
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Mexico
  • California
  • Arizona


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-052


19 field books

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library