Thomas R. Soderstrom, field notes, Puerto Rico, 1971, 1808 - 1831, 1832 - 1842, 2636 - 2640

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This field book includes Soderstrom's notes from a collecting trip to Puerto Rico and Costa Rica in 1971 and Puerto Rico in 1981. Entries consist of notes on specimens collected, photograph lists, and general collecting notes. Specimen notes include collector number, scientific name, physical descriptions (size, color, maturity, other observations), vial numbers (occasional), and solution / formula. Entries are arranged chronologically by date and locality. Localities include: Federal Experiment Station, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico), and possibly others. Sketches of plants can be found throughout the book.

Date Range

1971, 1981

Start Date

Oct 15, 1971

End Date

Feb 06, 1981

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


  • Puerto Rico
  • Mayagüez
  • 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


Box 4