The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) maintains relatively complete phytogeographic and related botanical databases for all free-living vascular plants in North America (north of Mexico). For over four decades, BONAP has worked collaboratively with many federal and state government agencies, private groups and individual specialists across the continent to produce and edit our databases.
Listing of plant families identified in various world floras
IFPNI provides an authoritative online, open-access, community-generated registry of fossil plant nomenclature as a service to the global scientific community. Dynamic data base documents all nomenclatural novelties (new scientific names of extinct organisms) and associated data, including registration of the scientific publications containing nomenclatural acts and authors generated taxonomic literature in palaeobotany and palaeontology in general, and allied disciplines.
The National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) represents a collaborative effort between four Federal agencies, under the administrative responsibilities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to update and administer the national list. In a several-year effort, the NWPL was updated for nomenclature, taxonomy, and wetland ratings for 8,154 species across the United States and territories. The wetland ratings represent the frequency of occurrence of a plant species in a wetland and are used in direct support of the Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the Swampbuster provisions under the Farm Bill, and the National Wetland Inventory Program.
Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist provides access to plant names and floristic details for southern African plant species.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
The digital collections of the NYBG Virtual Herbarium, comprising approximately 1,300,000 herbarium specimens and 225,000 high-resolution specimen images.
Approximately 90,563 vascular plant type specimens from the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium.
The NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) provides citations to agricultural literature.Includes books, serials, audiovisuals, and other resources or journal articles, book chapters, short reports, reprints
The Atlas provides detailed information on 105 species or subspecies of wild Guatemalan plants that are related to crops, including their description, distribution, diversity and conservation status. The species are organized into genepools corresponding to the 29 crops that were chosen for this study because of their economic, cultural and biological importance.
This website provides a unique access to the set of over 15,000 images J. Francis Macbride made in Berlin of material collected in Central and South America from 1778 through May 1930. The 154 plant families represented are predominated by Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, Melastomataceae, Solanaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Araceae, Acanthaceae, Bromeliaceae and Piperaceae.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library-Australia is the digital literature component of the Atlas of Living Australia. Increase the exposure of Australian literature, e.g. by linking BHL-Au to national catalogues, such as the National Library of Australia’s Trove. Scope and undertake new digitisation projects to add new Australian-published literature, or rare literature held in Australian libraries
This website is dedicated to the study of members of the Ericaceae that occur in the tropical Americas, more specifically within the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn (23°30'N-23°30'S).
The Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life is planned to become a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth.
The first check-list is a list of currently accepted GrassWorld species with authors, place of publication and TDWG Level 1 Distributions - EUROPE, AFRICA,TEMPERATE ASIA,TROPICAL ASIA, AUSTRALASIA, PACIFIC, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ANTARCTIC. Subfamily and Tribe Classification follow GPWG and subsequent grass phylogenetic literature.
Datasets for the Compositae from across the world have been integrated in the Global Compositae Checklist
Community Homepage. Collections in this community, American Peony Society Garden, Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Deans Garden, F. R. Newman Arboretum, Groundcover Garden, Martha Howell Young Decorative Arts Flower Garden, Mary Rockwell Azalea Garden, Mullestein Winter Garden, Muriel B. Mundy Wildflower Garden, Natural Areas, Pounder Heritage Vegetable Garden, Robison York State Herb Garden,Treman Woodland Walk, Walter C. Heasley, Jr. Rock Garden, Zucker Shrub Sampler
This database began life as a repository of information for projects on New Zealand weeds, and wetland plants. It holds a list of all native and all naturalised higher plant species. Most effort to date has been on entering data on the naturalised flora and this information is updated from time to time. The ecological trait data covers world and local distributional data, morphological, reproduction, and other attributes that influence species' environmental responses, and interactions with other plants and animals. Attributes relevant to weed management such as response to damage, reproduction capacity, seed longevity, and weed status elsewhere are included. The database does not capture information on weed control methods. Data are derived from publications and databases on the the New Zealand Floras and many other publications.
Flora of Israel Online presents a plant finder, distribution maps, presentations and articles related to Israeli wildflowers.
The aim of the Floral Reflectance Database is for researchers from around the world to be able to submit and download data on floral colour and reflectance. This site allows comprehensive searches, allowing researchers and interested parties access to a wide variety of colour information for many plant species.
GBIF is an international organisation that is working to make the world's biodiversity data accessible everywhere in the world. GBIF makes available data that are shared by hundreds of data publishers from around the world with the provision that users of any data accessed through or retrieved via the GBIF Portal will always give credit to the original data publishers.
The Gentian Research Network is a free, not-for-profit, web-based forum for worldwide research on the natural history and evolution of the flowering plant family Gentianaceae (gentians). Here you will find information on current research projects in the Gentianaceae, focusing on their systematics, evolution, molecular systematics, classification (Struwe et al. 2002 or most current), ecology, biogeography, endangered species, biodiversity, distribution, anatomy, morphology, palynology, ethnobotany, and nomenclature. We also have a link to a large reference list, floristic works, images, research projects, and contact information for researchers and photographers.
Global Plants contains the contributed collections of more than 300 herbaria from around the globe. There are nearly two million high-resolution type specimens currently in the Global Plants database, and this number will continue to grow. Researchers and students can also access reference works and primary sources—such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs—contributed by partners.
New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
The Nomenclature database currently holds over 60,000 names. The database: * provides lists of names for any given genus, geographical region or genus within a geographical region; * finds the accepted name, synonyms and distribution for any given name. * links to the GrassBase description for the accepted name of of any species.
Guide to descriptions of new plants species published in seed lists
ILDIS is an international project which maintains a database of plants in the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae) and provides services to scientists and other people interested in these plants
Alphabetical Listing by Genera of Validly Published Suprageneric Names
The InsideWood project integrates wood anatomical information from the literature and original observations into an internet-accessible database useful for research and teaching. The InsideWood database contains brief descriptions of fossil and modern woody dicots (hardwoods) from more than 200 plant families, and is searchable by an interactive, multiple-entry key. This wood anatomy web site has over 40,000 images showing anatomical details. Note: Gymnosperm woods (softwoods) are not included.
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and fern allies.
The Jepson Flora Project brings together all of the floristic references and data of the Jepson Herbarium. Resources of the Flora Project are directly linked the the Consortium of California Herbaria, CalPhotos, the California Native Plant Society, California Exotic Pest Plant Council, USDA-Plants database, and many other external sites. the Jepson Flora Project, provides users with a single interface from which they can find the most comprehensive, scientifically accurate sources of information on the California flora
JSTOR has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, is actively preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats
New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
Only those titles subscribed to by NYBG are available in Full Text if published after 1923. ALL content in JSTOR is available if published prior to 1923.
Legumes of the World Online (LOWO) advances the knowledge and understanding of the approximately 750 genera of the legume family. LOWO is based upon the book “Legumes of the World” which is transformed here into a web resource offering expanded and updated information about legume genera. The Legume Research Team at RBG Kew manages and updates LOWO through collaboration with an international community of legume systematic botanists. Users of LOWO can browse and search for information about legume genera through the traditional subfamily-tribe-genus hierarchy or within a modern phylogeny-based classification.
List of Species of the Brazilian Flora. The Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro was designated by the Ministry of Environment through the Centro Nacional de Conservação da Flora (CNCFlora) to coordinate and organize Brazil’s working list of known plant species "Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil".
Individuals or organisations undertake to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Most of the collections are based around a related group, for example a collection of oaks or daffodils. This allows the scheme to develop systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the United Kingdom.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Native Plants Database. From this page you can explore the wealth of native plants in North America. Use the options below to search for 7,219 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plants.
Searchable database of woody plants by common or botanical name or other attributes
PlantCollections is an international partnership of botanic gardens, arboreta, universities, governmental funding agencies and commercial database software developers providing public access to information stored within plant record databases.
Several databases citing several accessions of one species, acquired from different sources. The accessions are documented by collecting herbarium material, photography, etc. and, together with the passport data including verification, source and conservation data,are stored in the main Solanaceae database of the Experimental Garden and Genebank. Authority abbreviations with respect to plant names are used according to R.K. Brummit and C.E. Powell.
Species-ID is dedicated to the description and identification of life on earth. Identification means to have an unknown organism at hand and to correctly infer the scientific name for it. Species-ID offers a friendly platform for widespread collaborations. The founders of Species-ID believe in the power of sharing and collaborating. The charter of Species-ID aims to reduce the need to set up little boxes by providing a space able to support general as well as specific content and bring the community interested in species identification closer together.
The data presented here are taken from the publication Vascular Plant Families and Genera compiled by R. K. Brummitt and published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1992.
Search for description of woody plants based upon various characteristics such as height, light, zone, soil Ph.