Filing the Plants
Archivists at the Missouri Botanical Garden circulate nearly 100,000 plant specimens a year. That includes adding new accessions, accepting and donating gifts, making loans to other herbaria around the world, and sharing specimens with researchers in other countries.
Curators sort specimens by type (is it a gymnosperm or a monocot?), then by family, then alphabetically by genus, then by geographic region, and then by species.