$ value of herbarium specimens

Thu Jan 30 14:01:16 CST 1997

TH 30 Jan 155p


    I've just had a request for information from my Heritage Program
buddies here in town, who are trying to figure out the dollar-
sign worth of fully prepared, legitimate, accessionable herbarium
specimens (that is, presumably of a phanerogam on a piece of
herbarium paper) that would voucher some inventory work they are
proposing. Way back when (the 80's), I remember the figure
of $7 a specimen...is there a generally recognized value these days?
Perhaps a citation is involved?

    Thanks for any ideas-- John Nelson

John B. Nelson
Curator of the Herbarium (USCH)
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208

nelson at biol.sc.edu
803-777-8196 phone
803-777-4002 fax

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