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Anybody else thinks the full adresses are unnecessary? I think city, state (where relevant), country should be enough...? I actually leave out the country/city if they are explicitly mentioned in the name of the institution. Circeus (talk) 05:45, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

I've made an effort at regularizing entries (up to N so far). I've tried to cross-reference duplicate abbreviation, usually to the most unambiguous, and make notes of differing zoological and botanical (Index Herbariorum) usage. Circeus (talk) 22:57, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
Unless an abbreviation is clearly referring to a collection or department, I'm listing only the institution (E.G. OSUS is only "Oklahoma State University, Stillwater", not specifically a zoological or entomological collection: that will vary depending on the organism concerned anyway). Circeus (talk) 04:26, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Misnamed page?[edit]

Don't you think this pages is misnamed as Holotype? Shouldn't it be List of Harbaria?--Meneguzzo (talk) 16:43, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Well, Repositories obviously, given not all of them are herbaria. But I'm a little unsure of when one should link to this page, and when one should create a special page for the holotype to ink to. The help for the Name section gives both as examples without explaining the difference, Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 03:44, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
Back before I moved it, it was named "Holotype". Eventually and hopefully it will mostly serve to record the recommended and used acronyms. Circeus (talk) 20:25, 8 January 2016 (UTC)


I've started to add a column (letter "A" only, so far) for the equivalent Wikidata item. Some of these are for parent institutions. We may wish to consider creating Wikidata items for the more specific division or department. Please join me in populating the column. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:02, 28 April 2016 (UTC)