F. R. Fosberg collection book # 43, begin with # 36739, end with #36924

ID: SIA Acc. 12-040

Creator: Collection and Field Note Book No. 43, March 11, 1956 -- April 19, 1956 (36739 - 36924)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1956

Citation: F. Raymond Fosberg field notes from the Department of Botany

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An inserted table of contents contains a full listing of localities and corresponding collector numbers. This field book contains a specimen list of botanical specimens collected from 11 March - 19 April 1956 in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, and Maldives. Collector numbers 36739-36924 are included. Specimen list includes scientific name, date, locality, collector number, with occasional notes on locality or physical descriptions of specimens (size, color, etc.). Localities include but are not limited to Kankaniyamulla Forest Reserve, Badagamuwa Forest Reserve, Colombo, Kottawa Arboretum, Hikkaduwa (Sri Lanka); Bombay (India); and Male Atoll, Furucolufuri Island, and Kuda Bados (Maldives). Extensive narrative notes documenting travel and observations of vegetation in India, Ceylon, and Maldives are included. Additionally, notes on travel to Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Italy are present. Some loose blank specimen labels are included in the front pages of the field book.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 11, 1956

End Date

Apr 19, 1956

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.


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Male'
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bombay
  • Colombo
  • India


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-040

Collection name

F. Raymond Fosberg field notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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