T. R. Soderstrom, world, 1974, book 2, Oct 15 - Nov 3

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This field book consists of the field notes of T. R. Soderstrom from a collecting trip to Laos in 1974. Entries include general notes such as travel information, diary-type entries, to-do lists, contact information for colleagues and institutions, expenses, and specimen notes. Specimen notes include: scientific name, locality, habitat. Abundance / rarity, growth habit, local growing knowledge, and other observations are also occasionally included in the entries. Some entries include sketches, measurements, geographic coordinates. Many entries include detailed observations of landscape and vegetation, especially bamboo. Includes a small sketch showing different types of bamboo growing at different elevations.Localities include: Vientiane, Nam Ke.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 15, 1974

End Date

Nov 03, 1974

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
  • Bamboo
  • Botany


  • Vientiane
  • Nam Kè
  • Laos


  • 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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