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Herbaria are a major frontier for species discovery.

Abstract:

Despite the importance of species discovery, the processes including collecting, recognizing, and describing new species are poorly understood. Data are presented for flowering plants, measuring quantitatively the lag between the date a specimen of a new species was collected for the first time and when it was subsequently described and published. The data from our sample of new species published between 1970 and 2010 show that only 16% were described within five years of being collected for ...

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10.1073/pnas.1011841108

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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
107
Issue:
51
Pages:
22169-22171
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:bcd68116-bc4b-46ba-990d-c2f7f93485a6
Source identifiers:
103651
Local pid:
pubs:103651
Language:
English
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