Access to collection label data and images of South American Andean plants within an integrated database management system provides improved access to the
collections on which much taxonomic work on Andean flora is based.
The Field Museum houses an extensive collection of South American phanerogam
type photographs. For a decade beginning in 1929, the Field Museum's J.
Francis Macbride visited all the major herbaria of the European continent (B, C,
G, HAN, HBG, MA, P, and W) and his efforts resulted in quality photographs of
over 40,000 types and historically important sheets, most of which were
South American in origin. These photographs were made available to American botanists unable to visit European herbaria. The importance of this collection is notable since it includes records from herbaria damaged or destroyed during World War II.
While you must open this page in a new window, you can reach the site :
These images may be accessed from a
Field Museum database Macbride's European
or Berlin Negatives
[J. Francis Macbride & Flora of Peru Series]
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