F. R. Fosberg field book # 85, begin with # 49560, end 50202

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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 by F. R. Fosberg from 27 February to 4 April 1968 in Seychelles, Kenya, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Collector numbers 49560-50202 are included. Specimen list includes scientific name, date, locality, collector number, with occasional notes on locality or physical descriptions of specimens (size, color, etc.) Also included are some longer narrative notes on vegetation and tortoises. Localities include but are not limited to: Middle Island, West Island, South Island, Astove Atoll, Cosmoledo Atoll, Aldabra Island (Seychelles); Nairobi, Manyuki, Mt. Kenya Forest, Karama, Leopard Rock Meru National Park (Kenya); Horton Plains, Ruhuna National Park (Sri Lanka).

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 27, 1968

End Date

Apr 04, 1968

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.


  • Zoology
  • Turtles
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Nairobi
  • Sri Lanka
  • Aldabra
  • Seychelles
  • Kenya
  • Outer islands


  • 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