This website contains over 100,000 pages of searchable text and 214,000 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and electronic images of the originals. The majority of these have been edited and annotated here for the first time with more than 4,800 original editorial notes.
The Global Flora is a new international serial for botanical taxonomy, to provide accepted species-level classifications for all vascular plant families. The serial has three series: (A) Angiosperms (following APG IV, 2016); (B) Lycopods, Ferns and Gymnosperms (classification following Christenhusz et al., 2017); and (C) special editions. The first two series will only treat monophyletic taxa on a global scale (e.g. family, subfamily, tribe, genus or section). The special editions series aims to make significant contributions to the body of plant systematic knowledge and typically will be of a global botanical scope.
Botanical Gardens have produced for a long time annual seed lists for exchange. In some European ones of the 19th century it was customary to include diagnoses, descriptions, and notes either in footnotes or in appendices. These lists were printed in a very limited edition and past issues generally were not kept. None of the old and large libraries in the world has a complete set of them, and the collections that they do have are usually incomplete.
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.
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.
Providing worldwide access to Linnean Society of London digitized collections of specimens, manuscripts, letters, books and artwork.
Originally published as part of the Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations together with a Synoptic Bibliography of the Dissertations and a Concordance for Selected Editions (Robert W. Kiger, Charlotte A. Tancin and Gavin D. R. Bridson, 1999). The database of the Original Linnaean Dissertations, compiled by Tancin and based on a handlist prepared by Bridson, includes in each entry the Lidén number, respondent, title, date of defense, pagination, short title, Lidén title, Soulsby title, Drake title and note
The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). The Plant List includes 1,040,426 scientific plant names of species rank. Of these 298,900 are accepted species names. The Plant List contains 620 plant families and 16,167 plant genera.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
The second edition of Soil Taxonomy, A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and Interpreting Soil Surveys is now available here in PDF format for printing or viewing.
Over 175,000 scientific research articles and more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.
New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
A Site with Information on the Biodiversity of Melastomataceae.
Solanaceae Source aims to produce a worldwide taxonomic monograph of all species in the genus Solanum.
The focus of this site is on angiosperms, although treatments of gymnosperm groups were added in 2005
ANTHOS is a program developed to display information about the biodiversity of plants in Spain online. The geographical scope of the project is the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands and the Canarian Islands as a representation of biogeographic units so as to study the distribution of one or more taxa throughout national and surrounding areas.
CBOL’s mission is to promote the exploration and development of DNA barcoding as a global standard for species identification.
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
The Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life is planned to become a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth.
This list has evolved from Arnold Menke's classic article "Funny or curious zoological names" (BOGUS, Volume -2, 1993 April Fool's Issue; 24-27 [yes, that's volume *negative* 2]), expanded to include some fungi and plants.
Information and the images that have been collected about Elaphoglossum.
PDF of each volume in the series
This site provides information about the flowering plants and ferns of Mozambique. This is a sister site to the Flora of Botswana, Caprivi, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe websites, which together cover the Flora Zambesiaca area.
This online flora provides access to all published volumes of the Flore d’Afrique Centrale. It covers about 6,000 vascular plant taxa from the Democratic Republic Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The Flore d’Afrique Centrale has been published since 1948 and has been digitised from the paper volumes. Errors produced by the digitisation have been corrected, but apart from a few exceptions the text in the online version is identical to the original version.
Some 100 governmental and non-governmental organizations are collaborating through GEO BON to make their biodiversity data, information and forecasts more readily accessible to policymakers, managers, experts and other users.
The Global Names Architecture (GNA) is a system of databases, programs, and web services - a cyberinfrastructure - that will be used to discover, index, organize and interconnect on-line information about organisms and their names.
The purpose of this glossary is to provide definitions that are used in the descriptions and keys of this and other web sites.
The INA is a card file maintained by Paul Silva at the Herbarium of the University of California. It contains nearly 200,000 names of algae (in the broad sense).
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and fern allies.
to create an easily accessible database with reliable information on species names and their hierarchical classification. The database will be reviewed periodically to ensure high quality with valid classifications, revisions, and additions of newly described species. The ITIS includes documented taxonomic information of flora and fauna from both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.
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.
Morphbank :: Biological Imaging is a continuously growing database of images that scientists use for international collaboration, research and education.
The New York Flora Atlas is a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state, as well as information on plant habitats, associated ecological communities, and taxonomy. In addition, users can learn about the location of vouchered specimens and see images to get a better visual for each plant.
You can use this site to find out about fossil collections, individual plants and animals, taxonomic groups, references to publications, stratigraphic units, time scales, and time intervals.
PHYLIP is a free package of programs for inferring phylogenies. It is distributed as source code, documentation files, and a number of different types of executables.
Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist provides access to plant names and floristic details for southern African plant species.
This site contains draft Red List conservation assessments completed as part of the Sampled Red List Index for Plants project. Please register and post a comment if you know anything relating to the conservation status of a species from the sample. Please note that all assessments are pending approval for listing on the IUCN Red List website, unless otherwise stated
Cooperative electronic publishing in developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
This online database provides integrated access to data on the plants of The Morton Arboretum living collections and herbarium, as well as to our interactive collections map, scanned herbarium sheets, and photographs of living plants. This dataset encompasses more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa and nearly 60,000 databased herbarium specimens. The system represents an accumulation of living plant and herbarium information dating back to the founding of the Arboretum in 1922.
This database contains species descriptions, collection localities and colour and B&W drawings of excellent quality.
ZooBank is intended as the official registry of Zoological Nomenclature, according to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN).