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Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization

Valdebenito, Hugo [1], Zak, Vlastimil [1], Riera, Pablo [1], Escobar, Selene [1].

Herbarium of Economic Botany of Ecuador (QUSF): Historical account, development, representativity, and types.

The Herbarium of Economic Botany of Ecuador QUSF of Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), registered in the Index Herbariorum since 2001, holds over twenty seven thousand catalogued specimens of 2131 species of Magnoliophyta and Pteridophyta. One third of these specimens keep information on uses and applications of economic value. Asteraceae and Solanaceae are the most represented Families in the collection. Almost half of the specimens come from highly diverse Andean cloud forests. The collection has specimens of 23, out of 24, provinces of Ecuador, Pichincha being the most represented province. Seven type specimens of six species are deposited at the QUSF, including the holotypes of Larnax macasiana S. Deanna, Leiva & Barboza, and Tiputinia foetida P.E.  Berry  & C. Woodw. In this presentation, we present a historic overview of the herbarium, analyze the collection representativity, and describe future development plans.  Keywords. Economic botany, Ecuador, herbarium, holotypes, isotypes, QUSF.  

1 - Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales/Herbarium QUSF, Calle Diego de Robles y Vía Interoceanica, Cumbayá, Quito, Pichincha, 170901, Ecuador

Herbarium Economic Botany

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: BIHD1, Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization I
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Number: BIHD1001
Abstract ID:35
Candidate for Awards:None

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