Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Data
Recommended Citation Formats
Use one of the following formats to cite data retrieved from the Flora Caroliniana network:
Flora Caroliniana. 2023. http//:herbarium.biol.sc.edu/floracaroliniana/index.php. Accessed on May 30.
Usage of occurrence data from specific institutions:
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: <List of Collections> (Accessed through Flora Caroliniana Data Portal, http//:herbarium.biol.sc.edu/floracaroliniana/index.php, YYYY-MM-DD)
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: University of South Carolina - A. C. Moore Herbarium, Clemson University Herbarium, and Charleston Museum (Accessed through Flora Caroliniana Data Portal, http//:herbarium.biol.sc.edu/floracaroliniana/index.php, 2023-05-30)
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