INDOE, KEVIN E. The New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street & Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, 10548-5126, USA. - The New York Botanical Garden's American Bryophyte Catalog.
The NYBG American Bryophyte Catalog consists of approximately 200,000
specimens of bryophytes from Canada, Greenland, and the United States.
In addition to transcribing specimen label data into NYBG's electronic
database, the work of this project has included editing and correcting
data, extracting data for publication on the World Wide Web, updating
the web interface, and imaging type specimens. The NYBG American
Bryophyte Catalog web site (http://www.nybg.org/bsci/hcol/bryo/)
provides public access to the data captured in this project. The site
provides checklists to the taxa of bryophytes that occur in Canada,
Greenland, and the United States, with links to the full bibliographic
citation for the name (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden's MOST
project ([http://mobot.mobot.org/Pick/Search/most.html]). Clicking on
a taxon name in the checklist initiates a search for all catalog
records with that name. Records can also be selected through a search
screen that permits the user to specify different criteria (e.g.,
geography, collector, date of collection). The results of a search,
whether specified through the checklist or other criteria, are
displayed first in abbreviated, tabular form. Each abbreviated record
links to the full record. Specimen images, where available, are
accessed through the full record display.
Key words: American Bryophyte Catalog, bryophytes, liverworts, mosses, NYBG, searchable database