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 INCT - Virtual Herbarium of Flora and Fungi promotes free and open access to data, information, and tools available to any individual or group. The INCT Virtual Herbarium of Flora and Fungi aims to provide to society, the government and the scientific community an open infrastructure of publicly available data integrating information from the country’s herbarium collections and repatriating data on collections made on Brazilian soil deposited abroad.
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.
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.
Having queried the List of Species of the Brazilian Flora, the user can follow links to Index Herbariorum, through the Herbarium Code (Voucher field) and also access images of herbarium specimens, including nomenclatural type specimens, both from the REFLORA Virtual Herbarium and also from the INCT Virtual Herbarium of Flora and Fungi. Another innovation in the List of Species of the Brazilian Flora is the inclusion of photographs of living plants, uploaded by specialists in each group.
This site is intended as a tool to foster the sharing of information pertaining to historical horticulture and to promote the preservation of significant commercially released and family heirloom cultivars.