Geographic origin
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Basic specification
Visible name Geographic origin
Typical usage The places where this plant is thought to have originated from. Through several millennia of mankind's efforts this record is fairly obscure.
Visible display type The Geographic origin is displayed using an unformatted text box.  More than one locality may be listed by separating the individual localities using semicolons.
Data entry view Biodiversity view

Storage details
SQL name GeographicOrigin
Storage type A text value up to 80 characters in length.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is GeographicOrigin.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing semicolon-separated values of this item will be merged with the values specified in the input file.
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file A semicolon-separated list of values.
XML file ditto
Export Delimited file Exported as it's stored -- as a semicolon separated list of values.
XML file ditto

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:GeographicOrigin>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
Attribute Possible values Notes
text on * Show this name as it's stored.
off Replace this tag with nothing.


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