F. R. Fosberg field book # 87, start with # 50509, end with 51219

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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 6 November 1968 to 8 January 1969 on the Hawaiian Islands, Marianas Islands, Caroline Islands; and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Islands include Guam and Saipan (Marianas) and Palau (Caroline Islands). Collector numbers 50509-51219 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. Between pages 78 and 79 is an envelope containing botanical specimens, labeled "flowers of # 50674, Bignoniaceae, white flower." A hand drawn map of an area of Sri Lanka is included between pages 166 and 167.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 06, 1968

End Date

Jan 08, 1969

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


  • Sri Lanka
  • United States
  • Caroline Islands
  • Saipan
  • Hawaii
  • Guam
  • Palau
  • Mariana Islands
  • Palau Islands


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

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