T. R. Soderstrom, field notes, nos. 1205 - 1431, book 4, 1966, Jun - Sep, Costa Rica, also 1969, Jan, South America

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This field book includes a list of plants collected by Soderstrom in Costa Rica in 1966, and South America (including Colombia, and possibly other locations) in 1969. Collector numbers 1205 through 1431 are included. Entries list: collector number, scientific name, physical descriptions (size, color, shape, sex, and other observations), abundance / rarity, locality, and date. Longer, more detailed descriptions are present for some entries. Some entries include sketches of plant specimens. Elevations are noted for some localities. Localities include but are not limited to: Limon (Costa Rica), Paramo de Chisaca (Colombia?), Rio Peneya (Colombia), Amazonas (Colombia?), and Putumayo (Colombia). Included in the field book is a letter dated 7/4/1993 from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to Dan Nicolson at the Smithsonian. The letter includes a tentative determination of collector number 1292, which is labeled "too immature" for definitive determination.

Date Range

1966, 1969

Start Date

Jul 27, 1966

End Date

Feb 07, 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


  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-404

Collection name

Thomas R. Soderstrom Field Notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


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