Book 7, field notes, specimen no. 8483-10263, Ethiopia, 1950

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This item is comprised of Archer's field notes regarding botanical specimens collected or observed from the field and from markets in the Ethiopia (specimen no. 8483-10263) including field data on fungi from this region (specimen no. H-472-H-587). The first page contains an explanation of general abbreviations used in the book. Descriptive data typically includes color of specimen, locality (often including data on elevation), date of collection, and scientific or common name and sometimes contains information about use of fruit, flower, or other plant part. Localities in Ethiopia include: Addis Ababa, the Shewa region(then known as Shoa Province), Dirē Dawa (then known as Diredawa) which is located in the in Hārergē region (then known as the Hararge Province), and Desē (then known as Dessie). Common names listed include: barley, chickpeas, cotton, wheat, onions, corn, sorghum, emmer, flax, grass, pumpkin, and ginger among many others.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 06, 1950

End Date

Jun 05, 1951

Access Information

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.


  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Botanists


  • Desē
  • Dirē Dawa
  • Hārergē
  • Shewa
  • Addis Abbaba
  • Ethiopia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-103

Collection name

W. Andrew Archer field books, 1930-1951, from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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