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Schenk, John J. [1].

The Georgia Southern University Herbarium.

The Georgia Southern University (GSU) Herbarium (herbarium code: GAS) has grown in sixty years from a single cabinet in 1956 to approximately 21,127 accessioned specimens, representing 236 plant families, 1,511 genera, and 5,258 species. The regional focus of the collection is the Georgia Coastal Plain, one of the most understudied but biologically diverse ecosystems in Georgia. Sixty percent of the collection is from Georgia, and about a quarter is from Bulloch County, where GSU is located. The collection includes significant holdings from adjacent and nearby states, especially North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Florida. Significant holdings outside the regional focus include England, India, California, and Maryland. The Herbarium curates many important collections, such as those of H. Ahles, C. Bell, J. Boole, Jr., J. Bozeman, G. DeWolf, Jr., D. Drapalik, W. Duncan, S. Jones, Jr., S. Leonard, J. Massey, A. Radford, and D. Windler. The Herbarium has a strong commitment to serve its students, public and private partners, and the botanical science community of Georgia and beyond. Recent funding opportunities have resulted in specimens being databased and imaged, which will be made available online through the SERNEC and iDigBio portals. The GSU Herbarium is located 57 miles from the Botany 2016 conference in Statesboro, Georgia, and is ideal for those wishing to visit a regional herbarium during the conference. The Herbarium will be open before, during, and after the conference, with additional information on hours of operation posted on our website (; all Botany 2016 participants are invited to visit.

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Georgia Southern University Herbarium Website

1 - Georgia Southern University, Department of Biology, 4324 Old Register Road, Statesboro, GA, 30458, USA

Coastal Plain

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Systematics Section/ASPT Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PSY007
Abstract ID:672
Candidate for Awards:None

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