List of specimens collected by Mrs. Wm Owen in the state of Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala, C. A.

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Abstract

This field book was kept by Mrs. William Owen and includes narrative field notes on botanical collections in Guatemala. Entries describe plants collected, including physical appearance (color, size, shape, etc.), and ways the native population uses the plants. Both "Indian" names and Spanish names are included with entries, some with literal English translations. Collector numbers 1 through 17a are included. Occasionally included are references to habitat, altitude collected, and other collecting conditions. No specific localities are mentioned. Collections were made between February and April, but no years are indicated.

Date Range

1850-1999

Start Date

1850

End Date

1999

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.

Topic

  • Ethnobotany
  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

Guatemala

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-345

Collection name

Mrs. William Owen Field Notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 2