Caribbean trip 1968 : Dominica, 2000-2030, Martinique, 2031-2036, Grenada, 2037-2045, Puerto Rico, 2046-2061, Jamaica, 2066-2068, Miami, 2069-2070

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Creator

Read, Robert W.

Alternate Title

Read, field notes, Caribbean, 1968

Abstract

This field book consists of the field notes of Robert W. Read from a collecting trip to the Caribbean (including Dominica, Martinique, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Florida, and possibly others) in 1968. The notes include: lists of plants observed; notes on native and introduced species; entries for specimens collected; and narrative notes describing landscape, vegetation, travel, and roads. Collector numbers 2000 through 2406 are included. An entry for "2000, Pitcairnia" is accompanied by a sketch, an inserted color photograph of the specimen, as well as the collected specimen in a plastic bag (labeled "Pit. 2000, 11th May 68). A loose list titled "A checklist of the palms growing in the Grenada National Zoo and Botanical Gardens" is included.

Date Range

1968

Start Date

1968

End Date

1968

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.

Topic

  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

  • United States
  • Grenada
  • Martinique
  • Puerto Rico
  • Jamaica
  • Dominica
  • Florida

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Color photographs

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