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Wild Tomatillos! (TORCH)


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Contact

Clay Barrett

Organization

TORCH

Funding Source

NSF Award #1902078

Description

Discover the diversity of plants in the genus Physalis, the ground cherries and tomatillos.

The Oklahoma State University Herbarium (OKLA) is a collection of over 150,000 vascular plant specimens representing all parts of the world, but with a strength in the southern plains of the United States. It is part of the TORCH consortium (https://www.torcherbaria.org). One of the taxonomic strengths of the OKLA herbarium is the genus Physalis, which was a research focus of former curator U. T. Waterfall, one of the foremost experts on Physalis. The Wild Tomatillos project is an effort to raise awareness of the 1800 specimens of this genus at OKLA and make them more accessible to the research community.

This project will be assigned all Physalis specimens from within the TORCH region (all specimen from TX).

Geographic Scope

TX

Taxonomic Scope

physalis

Temporal Scope

1800 - present

Expeditions

1 Expeditions 928 Digitizations 20 Participants

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Wild Tomatillos of TX (TORCH)

Discover the diversity of plants in the genus Physalis, the ground cherries and tomatillos.

947 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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