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All searches are Boolean AND. That means that only entries which match all the information you supply in your search will be retrieved. A good search strategy is to start with a one word search. To narrow your results use your browser back button then add an additional word and search again.

Searches are case insensitive.

Searches will match partial entry information, e.g., "branch" will return results with branches" so entering a complete title or a full name is not necessary. However, entering branches will not return results for branch.

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Scientific Name(s).  Indicates the scientific name, usually Latin, used to identify a species. Other past and present scientific synonyms in Latin or other languages may be listed in parenthesis.

Common Name(s).  Indicates non-scientific names commonly used to refer to the species. High variability of the use of common names occurs for common names (i.e., many common names apply to a species), especially between local areas and regions, so common names should generally be used to identify species in conjunction with the current scientific name.

Family.  Indicates the Latin scientific family name.

Product Use(s).  Indicates a general category of use(s) for the product.

Parts Used.  Refers to the part of the species harvested.

State Range & Distribution.  Indicates geographic area by U.S. State or Territory where a species is typically found. The two-letter U.S. Post Office state abbreviations are used in this database. To see a list of states and their abbreviations see the
State Range & Distribution Code List and Entry Steps
on this page.

Currently Commercially Harvested?  Indicates if the species is or has been commercially harvested. On the search engine form the check box should only be checked if you want to invoke the commercially harvested variable, otherwise leave it unchecked.