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The French Muséum national d’histoire naturelle vascular plant herbarium collection dataset [Scientific Data]

Keywords : biodiversity, plant ecology, plant evolution, population dynamics, taxonomy

par Frédéric Magné - publié le , mis à jour le

We provide a quantitative description of the French national herbarium vascular plants collection dataset. Held at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris, it currently comprises records for 5,400,000 specimens, representing 90% of the estimated total of specimens. Ninety nine percent of the specimen entries are linked to one or more images and 16% have field-collecting information available. This major botanical collection represents the results of over three centuries of exploration and study. The sources of the collection are global, with a strong representation for France, including overseas territories, and former French colonies.(...)

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