Repatriation of plant specimens data from Arizona Herbarium (ARIZ)

The National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity
Av. Liga Periférico – Insurgentes Sur 4903
Col. Parques del Pedregal, Tlalpan
14010 México, D. F.
Phone 5004 5000
Fax     5004 4931

The Arizona Herbarium and CONABIO agreed to start data repatriation of Mexican specimens harbour at that herbarium, since 2000, to integrate them into CONABIO’S National Biodiversity Information System (SNIB).

Personnel from CONABIO obtained digital images from 42,287 plant specimens during 2002 to 2003, and data were captured in Biotica.

Repatriated data from the Arizona Herbarium correspond to 132 families of plants to Poaceae,  Euphorbiaceae, Leguminosae, Compositae, Lamiaceae, Solanaceae, etc. A total of corresponding to 1,037 genera and 5,674 species. Most specimens were collected between 1800 and 2002 and contains type specimens. CONABIO has geo-referenced records from 10,763 localities from a total of 29, 709 specimens lacking this information.