Specimens belonging to the Vanderbilt University Collection (VDB) at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)The VDB Herbarium was founded at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) in 1935 by professors of Biology George Gage and Harold Bold. In the 1940s and 50s the curatorship went to Dr. Elsie Quarterman, then on to Dr. R. Ben Channell. In 1965, Dr. Robert Kral inherited the herbarium of approximately 20,000 specimens and concentrated on developing the collections from Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, as well as the following taxonomic groups: sedges, xyrids, and grasses. In 1996 a memorandum of understanding was signed between Vanderbilt University and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), permanently transferring the VDB collection to BRIT in 1997. It is a priority to digitize these specimens, thus making them available to botanists for studies of the flora of the southeastern United States.
This project has the following active expeditions:
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|The Vanderbilt University Collection at BRIT - 2nd expedition||14.89%||Notes From Nature V2|
|Ferns of the Southeast United States - From the VDB Collection at BRIT||0.00%||Notes From Nature V2|
|Euphorbiacea from the VDB Collection at BRIT||Processing has not been started.|
|Ferns of the Southeast United States, 2nd Expedition - From the VDB Collection at BRIT||Processing has not been started.|