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This field book consists of a list of plants collected by Robert W. Read in Panama. No years are included, but the years 1984 to 1985 could possibly be inferred from the collector numbers. Collector numbers 84-45 through 85-57 are included. Entries list: collector number, scientific name, locality. Entries occasionally include physical characteristics (shape, size, etc.), and letter designations ("K", "D", "I", etc.), and notes indicating "sterile". Some entries are crossed out. A hand drawn map of Cerro Jefe can be found on the cover verso. Some small rough sketches of seeds are included with some entries.

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Start Date


End Date

Mar 21, 1985

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




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-356

Collection name

Robert W. Read Field Books from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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