The Economic Botany Collection (EBC) is one of the largest collections of specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It contains about 85,000 plant raw materials and artifacts representing all aspects of craft and daily life worldwide, including medicines, textiles, basketry, dyes, gums and resins, foods and woods.
ePIC is a major project to bring together all of Kew's digitised information about plants and make it easier to search. You can use it to pinpoint information of interest in our varied collections, bibliographies, nomenclators and checklists, publications and taxonomic works, as well as links to information resources provided by external organisations.
This site provides access to those specimen records and images available digitally through the Herbarium Catalogue.
The Kew Bibliographic Databases is a combined searching tool giving you access to three bibliographic databases: KR — The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature, PMBD — the Plant Micromorphological Bibliographic Database and EBBD — the Economic Botany Bibliographic Database.
A list of Kew's scientific databases. This includes Kew's collection databases, plant name resources and world checklists.