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Welcome to the Hancock Biological Station (HBS) botanical collection search page!
From this page you may search the teaching collection housed at HBS.

Search instructions are as follows: the more specific your search (i.e. the more fields filled in), the more specific the search returns will be. You can select search items from the drop-down list boxes and/or search on multiple full or partial words in text boxes.

If you would like to see a list containing all specimens in the collection click here or scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Search" without specifying any search criterion.

If you would like to search on specific fields such as genus, accession number, year, or others, scroll to the bottom and specify your search.

NO FIELDS ARE REQUIRED - YOU MAY SEARCH ON ANY OF THE PROVIDED FIELDS OR NONE AT ALL.Keep in mind that some searches may take several minutes to return results depending on your connection speed and the number of records returned.

Specimens in this collection are representative of those found on Hancock Biological Station grounds (Calloway County, KY) and the Elk and Bison Prairie in Land Between The Lakes (Trigg County, KY).

Duplicate specimens are on file at the Berea College Herbarium, Berea, KY.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Michael Flinn - HBS Director
Search Options:
Genus: Select a genus from the drop-down list if you are interested in a specific genus. Accession Number: If you know the accession number for the specimen you are looking for, enter it here (returns only one matching record). Sort By: Select this to have the search results sorted according to your preference. Asc./Desc.: This option allows you to select a sorting order, ascending or descending, for the selected sort field.
Species: Once a genus is selected, a list of available species for that genus becomes available. Collector Number: If you know the collector number for a specimen you can enter it here (returns only one matching record). Then By: Here you can specify additional fields to sort the results by. (May be left blank)  
Collector: Records can be retrieved by collector by making a selection from this list. Collection Year: If you are interested in retrieving records from a specific year, you may do so here.    
Genus Accession Number Sort By Asc.   Desc.
Species Collector Number Then By  




Collection Year
(ctrl + click to select mult. yrs)




Last Updated on September 4, 2020
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