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Plant Science: Plant type specimens

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Plant Science: Plant Type Specimens



  • To introduce the construction of plant type specimens
  • To define key terminology and tools related to plant type specimens
  • To identify the define annotation slips
  • To identify the network of herbaria collaborating with plant type specimens


Time Frame:

  • Pre-learning activity materials and reflection (30 minutes)
  • Asynchronous Discussion (40 minutes)
  • Post-discussion reflection and discussion (20 minutes)


Target Audience:

  • This activity is designed for undergraduate students in an introductory multidisciplinary science Life Sciences/Natural Science/Botanical Science class


Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to identify the process of making a plant type specimen
  • Students will be able to describe the core elements of a plant type specimen, including annotation slips
  • Students will be able to identify the tools used by botanists in making plant type specimens 
  • Students will identify the network of herbaria that use plant type specimens
  • Students will be able to identify online resources for use with plant type specimens





1. Students should review the pre-learning materials:

2. Students should construct answers to the questions provided on the Discussion page.

3. If students have additional questions, they should post those as Comments on the Discussion page.


** Part of a larger course design for Plant Science Course Design: Plant Science


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