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Erigeron aureus
Herbarium Datasets for Download:

The following downloads provide access to entire datasets from individual herbaria, and to the entire Consortium database. These datasets are intended for those performing large-scale data harvesting or analyses.

Data Formats:

Each dataset is formatted as a ZIP archive containing multiple tab-delimited text files in a simple relational structure. Files listed under the "DwC Archive" column follow the Darwin Core Archive (DwCA) specifications for field names. Files listed under the "Native Format" column have fields names matching the structure of the underlying Consortium database, and include additional fields that cannot be easily represented by DwCA.

Both dataset types contain a text file called "occurrences.txt" holding one record per specimen with all core specimen fields (herbarium info, identification, collector info, dates, location, notes, etc.).

Related to this is a text file called "annotations.txt" (for Native Format) or "identifications.txt" (for DwCA) that holds annotations/identifications. There may be multiple annotations/identifications linked to a single specimen record, using the GUID field (Native Format) or id/coreid fields (DwCA format).

Also included is a text file called "images.txt" that holds metadata for images associated with each specimen. There may be multiple images linked to a single specimen, again using GUID or id/coreid. The image files themselves are stored on our server and can be access via the URLs defined in images.txt.

All text files are encoded as unicode (UTF-8) text, with Windows-style line endings (CR+LF) and fields separated by tabs. Field names and values are not enclosed in quotes.

Data Usage Policy:

Use of these datasets requires agreement to the terms and conditions in our Data Usage Policy.

Sensitive data (e.g., localities for rare taxa) are omitted from these datasets. Copies of these files with restricted data intact can be accessed by logging in. Some records in our database are not available for public release; such records are excluded from the datasets and record counts below.


Herbarium Collection # Specimens # Images DwC Archive Native Format Last Updated
ALA Cryptogams 48,849 30,499 DwCA (2.6 MB) Native (2.3 MB) 2014-10-31
ALA Vascular Plants 195,626 168,378 DwCA (17.3 MB) Native (16.4 MB) 2014-10-31
BABY Vascular Plants 8,108 0 DwCA (1 MB) Native (0.9 MB) 2014-10-31
BBLM Vascular Plants 3,023 3,476 DwCA (0.3 MB) Native (0.3 MB) 2014-10-31
BLMMD Bryophytes 1,323 25 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
BLMMD Fungi 4 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
BLMMD Lichens 821 6 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
BLMMD Vascular Plants 3,335 3,250 DwCA (0.3 MB) Native (0.3 MB) 2014-10-31
CIC Vascular Plants 40,598 39,993 DwCA (5.1 MB) Native (5.2 MB) 2014-10-31
EVE Vascular Plants 294 300 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
EWU Vascular Plants 6,334 6,334 DwCA (0.6 MB) Native (0.6 MB) 2014-10-31
FHL Algae 3,996 4,116 DwCA (0.3 MB) Native (0.3 MB) 2014-10-31
HJAEF Vascular Plants 1,317 1,194 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
HPSU Vascular Plants 14,354 14,668 DwCA (1.6 MB) Native (1.7 MB) 2014-10-31
HSC Vascular Plants 1,625 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
ID Vascular Plants 137,634 133,364 DwCA (17.5 MB) Native (18.1 MB) 2014-10-31
IDS Vascular Plants 15,214 15,229 DwCA (1.8 MB) Native (1.9 MB) 2014-10-31
LEA Vascular Plants 21,640 21,640 DwCA (1.5 MB) Native (1.7 MB) 2014-10-31
LINF Vascular Plants 4,380 4,294 DwCA (0.4 MB) Native (0.4 MB) 2014-10-31
MONT Vascular Plants 53,651 54,260 DwCA (5.2 MB) Native (5.4 MB) 2014-10-31
MONTU Vascular Plants 67,952 28,747 DwCA (13.4 MB) Native (12.7 MB) 2014-10-31
NY Algae 99 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
NY Bryophytes 58,109 0 DwCA (3.5 MB) Native (3.6 MB) 2014-10-31
NY Fungi 3,437 0 DwCA (0.3 MB) Native (0.2 MB) 2014-10-31
NY Lichens 597 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
NY Vascular Plants 29,237 0 DwCA (2.6 MB) Native (2.6 MB) 2014-10-31
OSC Fungi 39,953 0 DwCA (2.4 MB) Native (2.3 MB) 2014-10-31
OSC Lichens 5,197 0 DwCA (0.4 MB) Native (0.4 MB) 2014-10-31
OSC Vascular Plants 197,637 0 DwCA (16.5 MB) Native (15.4 MB) 2014-10-31
PLU Vascular Plants 8,758 8,788 DwCA (0.6 MB) Native (0.6 MB) 2014-10-31
PSM Vascular Plants 13,697 13,622 DwCA (0.8 MB) Native (0.9 MB) 2014-10-31
REED Vascular Plants 5,075 5,156 DwCA (0.5 MB) Native (0.5 MB) 2014-10-31
RM Vascular Plant Types 982 1,164 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
RM Vascular Plants 129,157 21,701 DwCA (8.9 MB) Native (8.6 MB) 2014-10-31
SOC Vascular Plants 7,930 7,998 DwCA (1.1 MB) Native (1.1 MB) 2014-10-31
SRP Vascular Plants 61,644 62,323 DwCA (7 MB) Native (7.1 MB) 2014-10-31
UAAH Vascular Plants 6,416 0 DwCA (0.5 MB) Native (0.5 MB) 2014-10-31
UBC Algae 72,789 172 DwCA (4.2 MB) Native (4.2 MB) 2014-10-31
UBC Bryophytes 167,849 0 DwCA (7.7 MB) Native (7.5 MB) 2014-10-31
UBC Fungi 25,852 845 DwCA (2 MB) Native (2 MB) 2014-10-31
UBC Lichens 41,996 0 DwCA (2.5 MB) Native (2.5 MB) 2014-10-31
UBC Vascular Plants 168,967 24,780 DwCA (17.3 MB) Native (17 MB) 2014-10-31
V Vascular Plants 89,107 0 DwCA (7.7 MB) Native (7.2 MB) 2014-10-31
VIU Lichens 330 0 DwCA (0.1 MB) Native (0.1 MB) 2014-10-31
WCW Vascular Plants 13,538 13,590 DwCA (1.4 MB) Native (1.4 MB) 2014-10-31
WS Vascular Plants 167,696 0 DwCA (14.7 MB) Native (14.7 MB) 2014-10-31
WTU Algae 15,107 16,633 DwCA (1.3 MB) Native (1.4 MB) 2014-10-31
WTU Bryophytes 72,355 20,079 DwCA (6.1 MB) Native (6.2 MB) 2014-10-31
WTU Fungi 70,026 57,559 DwCA (5 MB) Native (5.2 MB) 2014-10-31
WTU Lichens 31,409 2,991 DwCA (2.9 MB) Native (2.9 MB) 2014-10-31
WTU Vascular Plants 190,880 3,483 DwCA (18.9 MB) Native (18.5 MB) 2014-10-31
WWB Vascular Plants 20,395 22,137 DwCA (1.8 MB) Native (1.9 MB) 2014-10-31
ENTIRE CONSORTIUM DATABASE 2,346,299 812,794 DwCA (205.1 MB) Native (207.9 MB) 2014-10-31