The Newfoundland Rare Plant Project
Collecting on a Huge Scree Slope at Raglan Head, Bay of Islands
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Voucher specimens are collected to document the occurrence of rare species, species of special interest, and species which are difficult to identify in the field. Such specimens also serve to document the occurrence of species occurring in localities which are poorly-known or under-collected.
A complete set of voucher specimens collected during the course of this Project is being deposited in the Herbarium of the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador [NFM]
A duplicate set of vascular plant specimens is being deposited in the Herbier Marie-Victorin at the Université de Montréal [MT].
A duplicate set of lichen specimens is being deposited in the Botanical Museum of the University of Helsinki [H].
Vascular plants identifications are being carried out, and verified, by Project botanists, and experts at the Université de Montréal, with the assistance of selected colleagues from around the world [including: George Argus, Canadian Museum of Nature [retired] (Salix), J. G. Chmielewski, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania (Antennaria), and A. E. Schuyler, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (Scirpus)].
Charophyte identifications are being carried out by Project team expert Henry Mann, of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Lichen identifications are mostly being carried out by lichen specialist Teuvo Ahti at the University of Helsinki.