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.

This Primefact includes:

  • materials recommended for successful plant collecting
  • collection details
  • what to collect
  • specimen preparation
  • sending specimens to the herbarium


Primefact 919

Published: 01 Jun 2009