Collecting and preparing plant specimens for identification
The key to accurate identification of plants is to supply the agronomist or botanist with good quality specimens and sufficient information about the plant, including details of the area from which it was collected and, if possible, supplementary photographs of the plant growing in its habitat.
Supplying inadequate information or poorly preserved and presented specimens often leads to plants not being identified or being misidentified.
Topics covered in this Primefact include:
- Materials recommended for successful plant collecting
- Collection details
- What to collect
- Specimen preparation
- Sending specimens to the herbarium
- Plant Identification form
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