Specimens are the entities stored in a collection. For handling the data use the appropriate buttons (new specimen , copy , delete). See the Data section for further details. Directly attached to the specimen is the data about accession, label, exsiccatae, notes, reference and the availability. A specimen may be composed of several units. Any problems concerning the specimen should be entered into the problems field.

The header of the main window shows some important parameters for the selected specimen. On the left side the accession number is shown. In the center you find the last identification of the main IdentificationUnit according to the display order. The http:/ link shows the public address of the selected item. Click on it to see the public available values. The next field shows the internal IDs (field CollectionSpecimenID in table CollectionSpecimen and CollectionEventID in table CollectionEvent) and the Versions for the specimen and the CollectionEvent. For details about the version of a data set see the Version topic. The availability of a specimen can be changed by entering an appropriate reason in the field Withholding reason.

If the specimen is a type, the header will show the type state and the identification connected with the type (see below).

To inspect the history of a specimen click on the button. For further details see the History section.

In the header menu you can determine what is shown in the upper part of the window. Choose on of the options: will show the printing area, images for the specimen, the images for the  collection event and the images of the collection event series. will show the maps. To hide the upper part, select Hide.

The tiny buttons in the upper right corner provide a shortcut to the image displays and indicate the existence of images by a yellow background

The data is stored in the table CollectionSpecimen .