DAO - Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
N 45° 23.575 W 075° 43.000
18T E 443902 N 5026850
Quick Description: The building is located at 960 Carling Avenue.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 8:17:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMJEHT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 10

Long Description:
At Canada's Central Experimental Farm, the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre (ECORC) is home to three herbaria collections. The largest herbarium here, DAO, dates from 1886. The Department of Agriculture (DAO) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada National Collection of Vascular Plants includes 1,550,000 specimens.

In 2005, the 40,000 specimens of the dried plant collection of the Carleton University herbarium (CCO) were added to the DAO. The National Mycological Herbarium (DAOM) dating from 1909 and consisting of 300,000 specimens is also housed at the ECORC building.

The K. W. Neatby Building (also known as building no. 20), the location of the ECORC and the herbaria, dates from 1937 but has been seriously modified over the decades. Through the years, the Wm. Saunders Building (also known as building no. 49) has housed administrative staff for the herbaria. Waymarking photographs of either building will be accepted to record a visit.

Guidelines for visitors to the herbarium are posted on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada web site. Such visitors may or may not include the general public.

Herbarium Acronym: DAO, DAOM and CCO

Institution Association: Government

Type of Structure: Seperate structure

City: Ottawa

Special Collections: Worldwide, mainly north temperate; crops and crop relatives; invasive alien plants; Poaceae; Canadian agricultural weeds; Canada, especially Ontario, Prairie Provinces, Queen Charlotte Islands, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Ottawa District, Prince Edward

Special Projects: The identification, classification and preservation of voucher specimens; crop improvement and diversification; and protecting Canada's borders.

Parking: N 45° 23.432 W 075° 42.774

Visitation possible: yes

Index Herbariorum Site Link: [Web Link]

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