Small Collections Grant

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Digitization of the HOXA Orchidaceae collection

Rodolfo Vasquez Martinez


Digitally image

Cost: $



Herbario Selva Central Oxapampa


Take photos of the collections of the 750 species of Orchidaceae of HOXA


Currently in HOXA we have a collection of about 5000 herbarium samples from the Orchidaceae family, which makes a total of 750 species, mostly from the ANP of the Central Forest. We have a Nikon D850 digital camera, 46 mpx, and of course computers to store images; But we don't have money to pay a full time person to do this job.


Month 01. Selection of 1 to 3 herbarium samples per species.

Month 02. Take at least 2 photographs, per sample, a general photo of the sample and another photographic with some important detail.

Month 03. Upload the images to the TROPICOS database of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Referee 1:

Henk van Der Werff

Referee 2:

Eric R. Hagsater

Scoring Rubric

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Collection Improvement/Maintenance


1.  Contribution to the generation of digital herbarium data (digitization: data entry, setting up database structure, purchasing equipment).

2.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (processing of backlog).

3.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (shipping endangered collection to another herbarium).

4. Contribution towards improving conservation status of specimens in herbarium (better folders, protecting covers, mounting paper, labeling, etc.).

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IAPT community building


5.  Herbarium's potential for success.

6.  Perceived need, extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding.
7. Sharing specimens with other herbaria.

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Broader Impacts

8. The project will yield durable benefits (specimens, digitized metadata, databases, websites).

9. The proposed project involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination.

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