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Article Title

The Parry Herbarium

Document Type

Research

Keywords

Herbarium, C.C. Parry, taxonomy, botanical exploration, western American botany

Abstract

The collections of Dr. C. C. Parry are of scientific importance because they include types of numerous plant species from the western United States and Mexico. The Parry herbarium, presently housed at Iowa State University, includes about 18,000 specimens. Earlier reports indicated the Parry collection numbered 30,000 specimens and ''not less than 15,000 species.'' A brief history of the collection is reported. It is probable that Parry's partial dispersal of his collection and his inadequate record keeping resulting in an overestimation of the number of his specimens are cause for the conflicting figures in the literature.

Publication Date

December 1981

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

88

Issue

4

First Page

179

Last Page

179

Copyright

© Copyright 1981 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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