Thomas R. Soderstrom, field notes, 2537-2549, India and Sri Lanka, 1978, book no 33

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This field book consists of the field notes of T. R. Soderstrom from a trip to India in 1978. Entries include detailed specimen notes, mostly on bamboo. Collector numbers 2537 through 2549 are included. Entries list: collector number, scientific name, and description (including physical description, collecting locality, habitat, etc.). Occasionally, commonality / rarity, and additional numbers and abbreviations are included. Localities in India include Tamil Nadu. Localities in Sri Lanka include Botanical Gardens and Peradeniya. Several sketches are included throughout. Photograph lists are included in the back of the book.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 12, 1978

End Date

Sep 24, 1978

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


  • Peradeniya
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tamil Nadu
  • India


  • 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 6