Fosberg field book no. 51, beginning with #39317, end with # 39419

ID: SIA Acc. 12-040

Creator: Collection and Field Note Book No. 51, March 22, 1958 -- April 14, 1958 (39317 - 39419)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1958

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 22 March to 14 April 1958 in Colombia. Collector numbers 39317-39419 are included. Specimen list includes scientific name, date, locality, collector number, with occasional notes on locality or physical descriptions of specimens (size, color, etc.). Longer narrative notes documenting vegetation in the various localities are also included. Localities include but are not limited to: Boca Tanando, Quibdo, Antioquia, Cundinamarca, and Magdelena. A newspaper clipping, written in Spanish and titled "Defensa de los suelos," can be found between pages 78 and 79.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 22, 1958

End Date

Apr 14, 1958

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


  • Colombia
  • Cundimarca
  • Quibdó
  • Antioquia
  • Chiriguaná


  • 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