DIRECTORY FOR BOTANY: CHECKLISTS, FLORAS, TAXONOMIC DATABASES,
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Search the index of Botanical
Authors (gopher at Missouri Botanical Garden, St.
- CHROMOSOME NUMBERS:
the plant chromosome numbers (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Collectors' Names from Index Herbariorum, Harvard
University Herbarium, USA
Glossaries. This document gives access to glossaries
of botanical terms on the internet. The Flora Australia
glossary is provided by the Flora Section of the
Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS). The Flora
of New South Wales glossary is provided by the National
Herbarium of New South Wales (Herbarium NSW).
Gate: Roots of Botanical Names.
to Historical Collections in US. This index lists in
alphabetical order over 1600 of the principal collections
in the U.S. National Herbarium. The list was actively
compiled up until January 1, 1950 and updated again in
Plant Database by the Center for
Aquatic Plants, University of Florida, Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences, USA. Aquatic Plant
Information Retrieval System (APIRS) maintains a
computerized citation database devoted to freshwater
aquatic (which includes "wetland") plants. The
database includes more than 40,000 research articles,
books, and reports about aquatic plant ecology,
physiology, utilization and control. Items in many
languages dating back to the 18th century are in this
of Systematics Collections (gopher at Cornell, USA),
Draft Information Model for Biological Collections.
- 'BABEL' -
a Multi-Lingual database for the Vernacular Names of
European Wild Plants. Common names of European wild
plants in all languages, a first attempt to contact those
interested, and to assemble glossaries, dictionaries,
databases. Site by Andrew N. Gagg in association with
- Bright Edges of
the World: The Earth's Drylands, an electronic
exhibit (a collaboration of the Smithsonian Institution
and the United Nations Environment Programme) about the
Plant Database. This database is built on information
Schlauer's World carnivorous Plant List;
contributions from the members of the Carnivorous
Plants Listserver Mailing List and the International
Carnivorous Plant Society and other regional CP
societies.This database includes over 3000 entries giving
an exhaustive nomenclatural synopsis of all carnivorous
Plant FAQ, Dr. B. A. Meyers-Rice.
LINKS FOR BOTANISTS by
international de la nomenclature botanique (Code de
Tokyo). International Code of Botanical
Nomenclature (ICBN Tokyo Code). Source: Greuter, W. &
al. (1995) Code de Tokyo; Version française par H. M.
Burdet; Boissiera 49. This French version of the ICBN is
available from the www server of the Conservatoire &
botanical garden of the City of Geneva, Switzerland.
Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Tokyo Code). The
rules on plant nomenclature, adopted by the Fifteenth
International Botanical Congress, Yokohama,
August-September 1993. Electronic version of the original
English text. The www version is available from the web
server of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum of
nombre de las plantas (Spanish explanations of the
scientific names of plants cultivated in Spain) by
Jose Manuel Sanchez ("todo sobre el origen y
significado de los nombres latinos de las plantas
cultivadas en España").
- DRYADE, a
database on ornamental trees (in Dutch), by Wageningen Agricultural
University, the Netherlands.
at the Department of Botany, University of Leicester, UK
is a platform for the UK and World plant reproduction
(Poaceae, Gramineae) Research at the Smithsonian
Institution, USA. This site includes a Catalogue of
New World Grasses database. The Catalogue includes
nomenclature and taxonomy, including literature
references, types, and geographic distribution for some
24,000 names. The site also contains an
annotated catalogue of the C. B. Trinius Gramineae
Herbarium (LE) in St. Petersburg (Russia), and a link
to plant taxonomic databases at the Missouri Botanical
Herbarium Index of New World Plants from the Harvard
University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts,
USA.The Gray Herbarium Index Database currently includes
287,225 records of New World vascular plant taxa at the
level of species and below. The Index includes from its
1886 starting point, the names of plant genera, species,
and all taxa of infraspecific rank. The Gray Index has in
common with Index Kewensis its involvement with taxon
names, although they differ in biological and
geographical coverage. The Gray Index covers vascular
plants of the Americas, Index Kewensis includes seed
plants world-wide. Only the Gray Index has nomenclatural
synonyms cross-referenced to basionyms. The information
is now accessible over the Internet via keyword searches
from the E-mail Data Server and through the Biodiversity
and Biological Collections Gopher.
Botanical Garden Gopher Checklists (St. Louis, USA):
checklists of Argentinian Poaceae, Flora of China,
Flora Mesoamericana, Flora of Missouri, spermatophyte
families of Venezuelan Guayana, manual of the plants of
Costa Rica, Peru checklist and West central Africa
Vascular Plants Dataset.
- Seagrass at
Hawaii, Department of Botany, USA.
World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name
Database. On-line service provided to the community
by Michel H. Porcher and friends with the cooperation of
The University of Melbourne, Australia.
research projects of the New York Botanical Garden by
Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-arid Landsis
a major economic botany database on useful plants of
drylands, developed and maintained at the Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew, UK. The database is used to provide
development organisations and individual research workers
with information on useful plants and to target species
for germplasm collection and storage.
Database, Harvard University Herbaria, USA. TreeBASE
is a pilot project sponsored by the NSF, Harvard
University Herbaria, and the University of California,
Davis to establish a relational database of phylogenetic
Forest Resource Group, UK. The Tropical Forest
Resource Group is a consortium of organisations from
southern Britain that together form a powerful resource
for the provision of information and expertise to project
and policy developers in the area of forest management
and conservation, agroforestry and related land use.
a test and trial phase for the registration of new plant
names (1998-1999), L.
Borgen, W. Greuter, D. L. Hawksworth, D. H. Nicolson
& B. Zimmer, Officers of the International
Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT). Take a
look at this!
of Online Plant Distribution and Vegetation Maps. The
list is maintained by Claire Englander (University
Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley) and Phil
Hoehn (Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map
Collections, Stanford University). The list is arranged
by area (world or continent, then subdivided by region or
country name, and when necessary subdivided by smaller
- Databases at
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. Here you can find the
1) List of the Vascular Plant Families and Genera.
The data presented in this database 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; 2) List of Authors of Plant
Names. The data presented here are taken from the
publication Authors of Plant Names, ed. R.K.Brummitt
& C.E.Powell and published by the Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew in 1992; 3) DNA Databases.
Taxonomy Home Page. Taxonomical databases (economic
plants, family and generic names, nomenclature of the
PEAS database, nomenclature of Seed Associations, noxious
weeds, rare and endangered plants) of the Germplasm
Resources Information Network of USDA's National Plant
Germplasm System (NPGS).
- ILDIS, International
Legume Database & Information Service, UK. ILDIS
is dedicated to the study of the plant family
Leguminosae, which contains just under a twelfth of the
world's flowering plants. Many species are of economic
importance. ILDIS is developing a worldwide database of
all legume species. The
Ildis Legume Web Service provides end-user access to
taxonomic, distribution, and other data in the ILDIS
- Index Nominum
Genericorum (ING). The Index Nominum Genericorum
(ING), a collaborative project of the International
Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) and the Smithsonian
Institution, was initiated in 1954 as a compilation of
generic names published for all organisms covered by the
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The ING
database covers validly published generic names of plants
(including fungi). The original intent of the index was
to bring generic names in all plant groups together in a
single list to reveal cases of homonymy. In addition, ING
includes bibliographic citations and information about
the typification and nomenclatural status of generic
Nominum Supragenericorum by University
of Maryland at College Park, Department of Plant Biology,
USA. Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum
Vascularium is made available publicly via the
Internet. The project is a joint effort between the
International Association for Plant Taxonomy and the
Norton-Brown Herbarium at the University of Maryland. Its
purpose is to capture all valid and legitimate extant
vascular plants names proposed above the rank of genus.
These data are dynamic and constantly being updated.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) is a
database that offers quality taxonomic information of
flora and fauna from both aquatic and terrestrial
habitats. ITIS is the product of a partnership of Federal
agencies collaborating with systematists in the Federal,
state, and private sectors to provide scientifically
credible taxonomic information. Geographic coverage
initially will emphasize North American taxa.
Organization for Plant Information - Global Plant
Checklist Prototype, Germany
Database of Plant Databases (DPD), from Australia.
The Database of Plant Databases (DPD for short) is a
global list of plant databases, to tell you who is
putting together what data and where. The DPD contains
virtually no plant data as such, but serves to put you in
contact with the projects that do. Most, but not all,
entries concern databases about higher plants.
Global Plant Checklist Project (IOPI). The
Global Plant Checklist project is organized by the IOPI
(International Organization for Plant Information)
Checist Committee. It will encompass about 300,000
vascular plant species and over 1,000,000 names, is
IOPI's first priority. Eventually, the Checklist will
also include non-vascular plants (mosses, lichens, algae,
and liverworts). A provisional checklist is in operation
(186,664 records in early May 1997).
Species Plantarum Project (SPP), from Australia.
- List of
Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature. The
List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature has
been compiled by J.P. Euzéby, Laboratoire de
Bactériologie, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de
Toulouse, Toulouse, France.
in Current Use (NCU) for Extant Plant Genera, Electronic
version (NCU-3-e). Edited by W. Greuter, B. Zimmer
& W. Berendsohn (Berlin, Germany). The database has
been generated from wordprocessor files used for the
camera-ready copy of the printed publication of NCU-3.
Numerous annotations and corrections have already been
made, so that in many parts it represents an update of
the printed version. The printed edition of NCU-3 was
published by Koeltz Scientific Books for the
International Association for Plant Taxonomy in 1993. You
can query the database for plant genera, and get the
publication citation (place and date), the type species
of the genus, nomenclatural details (for instance,
"nom. cons." cases), and more ... and for
vascular plants, algae, fungi, bryophytes ...!
- The Plant
Names Project. The Royal Botanic Gardens,
Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian
National Herbarium have formed a consortium called the
Plant Names Project (PNP), whose goal is to create and
maintain a comprehensive authority file for the names of
all seed plants (flowering plants and
"gymnosperms"), and make it freely available on
the Internet as the International Plant Names Index
(IPNI). The PNP is developing the infrastructure to
manage and edit data across continents, to keep these
IPNI authority files continuously available and updated,
and to provide transparent access to the large audience
of scientists, citizens, and institutions who rely on
Species Database of the WCMC, The World
Conservation Monitoring Centre (UK): nomenclatural,
distribution and conservation status information on
82,500 species, subspecies and varieties of vascular
plants worldwide (over 1/4 of the described higher
plants). This taxon-based information is linked to
145,000 distribution records and 17,000 data source
Botanical and Horticultural Databases, Herbs, and
Christmas Trees on the Web by Stanley Johnston,
Holden Arboretum, USA.
- Species 2000, UK.
The Species 2000 project is developing an indexing system
for all groups of organisms, with an ultimate goal of
listing all known species on Earth. From this simple Home
Page you will be able to access Global Master Species
Index to Organism Names. The Index to Organism Names
will represent the web public access portion of TRITON
the Taxonomy Resource and Index To Organism Names - a
system being developed by Zoological Record for making
nomenclatural data available to registered users over the
www. The name index will access data on all organism
groups and currently holds data on fungi provided by the
International Mycological Institute, on mosses provided
by the Missouri Botanical Garden and on animals from the
Zoological Record. On-going development work includes
quality control, improved search options and
incorporation of data for other organism groups and
vernacular names. The index will allow searching on taxon
name and return basic nomenclatural and classification
hierarchy data, with hypertext links to additional data
according to source.
Database - Missouri Botanical Garden. This new access
vehicle provides a real-time look at the data collected
by staff, students, and collaborators over the last 15
years. When a user request is submitted information about
the taxon is collated and displayed directly from the
database. Information is available for over 750,000
scientific plant names. The records frequently have links
to other associated names, types, synonymy, and
UCMP Web Lift To Taxa - Berkeley, California, USA
Register of Marine Organisms. The Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO has undertaken a
project jointly with the National Museum of Natural
History in Leiden, Netherlands, and the Expert Center for
Taxonomic Identification (ETI) in Amsterdam, Netherlands,
aimed at the development of a Register of Marine
Organisms, principally as a tool to assist governments in
the implementation process of the Convention on
Plant Family Nomenclature by James L. Reveal, Department
of Plant Biology, University of Maryland, USA. - Extant
Vascular Plant Family Names, Extant
Vascular Plant Family Names in Current Use, Extant
Vascular Plant Ordinal Names, Extant
Vascular Plant Superordinal Names. What is presented
here are a full listing of all validly published (and
thus both legitimate and illegimate) family names (very
long!) and a List of Families. The latter basically is a
raw list of accepted family names. An additional set of
listings of accepted family name and synonymy, with
authorship and dates of publication as I outline the
families is also provided. To aid those interested in
higher ranks, those of order and superorder are
available. As more information is obtained of the ranks
of division/phylum and class, these will be added. These
files may be printed out at any time.
- World Species
List from Envirolink (USA).
of the Vascular Plants of the Lobe-Okanda Reserve, Gabon,
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA. The list
includes 1030 species (September, 1995) but that number
will grow as the number of as-yet-undetermined specimens
shrinks and as further collecting continues. Updates will
be made periodically (at few-monthly intervals) and will
eventually include the incorporation of images of those
species for which good photographs were made.
of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. The Conspectus
of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar Project is an
international, multi-institutional effort involving the
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO, St. Louis, USA), the
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (P, Paris, France),
the Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (TAN), and
the Centre National de la Recherche Applique au
Developpement Rural (TEF), whose goal is to make widely
accessible information on all vascular plants occurring
"Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea" Project
of Tropical East Africa, information by RGB Kew, UK.
Trees of Gauteng, South Africa
phytogeographic connections by George E. Schatz. This
article is part of the Conspectus of the Vascular Plants
of Madagascar, available via the Missouri Botanical
Garden, St. Louis, USA.
Atlas Project, South Africa. The Protea Atlas Project
was established in November 1991 at the initiative of the
National Botanical Institute, funded by WWF SA and the
Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and is
based at the University of Cape Town. The project will be
concluded in 2001.
West Central Africa Vascular Plant Dataset (gopher at
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA).
of the Kuril Archipelago. The International Kuril
Island Project (IKIP) is an international collaboration
of American, Russian, and Japanese scientists to survey
the plants, insects, spiders, freshwater and terrestrial
mollusks, freshwater fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds,
and mammals of the Kuril Archipelago. Participating
institutions include the University of Washington (Fish
Collection, Burke Museum, and Herbarium), the Russian
Academy of Sciences, Far East Branch, and Hokkaido
University, Hokkaido, Japan. - List
of the the Families and Species of Vascular Plants of the
Checklist Project, from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew,
Maps of Vascular Plants in Hokkaido, Japan
- Flora and
Vegetation in Israel, Department of Plant Sciences,
Tel Aviv University
- The Flora of
the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. In the early
1980s, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Royal
Botanic Gardens, Kew, recognising that the absence of a
modern flora covering the entire region was a major
constraint on research concerning the natural environment
of the area, launched a project to produce a Flora of the
Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. The Flora will be
published by Edinburgh University Press in six volumes
(see below), the first of which will appear in early
- The Flora of
Bhutan. Information from the Royal Botanic Garden
- Flora Of
China from the Harvard University Herbarium.
Information on the collaborative project to publish the
first modern English-language account of the
approximately 30,000 species of vascular plants of China.
The web pages contain introductory information,
manuscripts, images, links to searchable data, and
information about editorial centers. - Flora
of China Checklist (gopher) /// Flora
of China Checklist, WWW version, Missouri Botanical
Garden, St. Louis, USA. /// Flora
of China Crosstalk is a web archival mailbox utility
which encourages the sharing of news and discussions of
general and expert taxonomic interest related to the
plants of China. Messages may be viewed by
thread/subject, author, or date.
- Flora of Ceylon
Revision project. Information given by Aruna
Weerasooriya, National Herbarium, Peradeniya (PDA), Royal
Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Flora and Fauna of Korea, overview by The Korean
Overseas Information Office.
Malesiana, Leiden, Rijksherbarium, the Netherlands.
Flora Malesiana aims at a critical, semi-monographic
treatise of the c. 41,500 species of flowering plants and
ferns from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua
New Guinea, Singapore and Brunei.
of Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia by University of
Florida Herbarium, USA. Taxonomic databases accessible by
international networks are being developed for all
vascular plants in the flora of Mount Kinabalu in the
Malaysian state of Sabah in northern Borneo. The specimen
database now includes more than 20,000 specimens that
have been examined. Kinabalu has been said to have the
richest flora in the world.
- Flora of the
Philippines Project. A joint project of the Botanical
Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and the Philippine
National Museum to document the plant diversity of the
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. These pages outline
the on-going work of RBGE and its collaborators on the
islands of the Soqotra (Socotra) Archipelago. They
include the text from several published and unpublished
articles along with many images of the plants of the
islands. In the near future checklists of the plants and
birds of the islands will be added, along with additional
of Borneo. A test version of an interactive key to
the tree and shrub genera of Borneo, with 530 genera and
131 characters, and a lot of illustrations. Created by
James K. Jarvie, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard
Endemic Plants Database. Point and click the map of
Turkey to get lists of endemic plants of each vilayet.
Biodiversity at the Species Level - Flora, ERIN,
Flora and Vegetation Statistics from the Australian
National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
Flora, overview from the WWW Server of the Australian
Embassy in Washington DC, USA.
Mangrove Species - Distribution maps by ERIN
Plant Name Index (ERIN), APNI
searchable gopher index.
Tropical Rain Forests Home Page and Keys
to Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants by School of
Botany, La Trobe University, Australia.
in the Macquarie Island (Department of Botany, University
of Queensland, Australia)
York Peninsula Flora Data, Australia.
names of Australian plants, from the Australian
National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
endemism and extinction in the flora and vegetation of
New Caledonia. Pages by Porter P. Lowry II, Missouri
Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA.
Checklists: Plant species known to be cultivated in
Australia (compiled by David Cooke)
and Vegetation of New Caledonia
of Australia, by Australian Biological Resources
Island Species List (Australia). A checklist of the
native, endemic and introduced plants of the island.
Prepared by Peter Green for the Flora of Australia,
Vol.49, AGPS (1994).
at Monash University campus, Clayton, Australia
Systematics Research in Australasia. A database
project gathering together information on the current
taxonomic research of Australasian plants. Edited by
Christopher Puttock and K.J. Cowley.
(Poaceae) in Australia by C.M. Weiller, M.J. Henwood, J.
Lenz and L. Watson. These descriptions encompass the
six tribes, 59 genera and 303 taxa of specific and
subspecific rank of the subfamily Pooideae currently
recognised in Australia. The database from which the
descriptions have been generated is under development,
and part of the genus Bromus (tribe Bromeae) and several
species from tribe Aveneae are still to be incorporated.
Some of the images referred to in the descriptions are
not yet available.
Western Australian Seagrass Web Site Home Page,
maintained by Mike Keulen.
Botanici dell' Isola d'Elba (Italy) by Carlo del
Prete, Botanical Garden, University of Modena.
botanici del Parco della Maremma (Italy) by Carlo del
Prete, Botanical Garden, University of Modena.
Florae Europaeae, Distribution of Vascular Plants
in Europe - overview of the project from the Botanical Museum,
Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of
Helsinki, Finland. - Chorological
Problems in the European Flora - VIII meeting of the
Committee for Mapping the Flora of Europe. Atlas
Florae Europaeae Database. Includes an
evaluation version of a program (Windows95 and NT) for
browsing the distribution of taxa (from family to
subspecific level) treated in AFE 1 - 11.
- Atlas of
the Distribution of Vascular Plants in Finland. A
computerized database floristic atlas of 1,600 Finnish
vascular plants; overview in Finnish and
sample images; from Botanical Museum,
Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of
van de Flora van Eindhoven, the Netherlands
- Beyond the French
Riviera: Flora, introduction to the plants of
- The BIDS
Ecoflora Service. BIDS ECOFLORA provides end-user
access to ecological data in the Ecological Flora
Database. The Ecological Flora of the British Isles
(ECOFLORA) database contains data on 131 ecological
characteristics for 1777 species of the British flora,
together with information on the habitat types, British
and European distribution, fungal diseases and
Biological Collection Information Service in Europe.
The main aims of BioCISE are to 1) identify and publish
on the WWW a catalogue of European collection data
resources which are available in electronic form, 2)
identify and publish on the WWW a catalogue of European
expertise in biodiversity informatics (companies, people,
institutions with experience in implementing biological
collection information systems), and 3) form a consortium
and prepare a funding proposal for a project to implement
a Biological Collection Information Service in Europe.
Flora of the British Isles (Journal of Ecology)
Botanical Society of the British Isles Database.
Information on the BSBI database, maintained by ichard J.
Gornall, Botany Dept., University of Leicester, UK.
- British Trees,
provisoires de distribution des Plantes en Belgique.
An interactive atlas about the distribution of Flora in
Belgium in 4x4 km squares.
of Conifers in the British Isles. List of Coniferous
Species annotated with Family, Status in Britain,
distribution in the British Isles, Taxonomic notes.
Maintained and developed by Cameron S Crook, Field
Biologist & Woodland Ecologist, Lancashire, England,
of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly - 1994, by C.N. French and R.J.
Murphy, University of Exeter, UK. In conjunction with the
Botanical Society of the British Isles, the Cornish
Biological Records Unit has been actively surveying the
vascular plants of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with
the intention of producing an Atlas of the Cornish Flora.
This Check-list represents one of the important stages in
this process and gives an indication of the progress made
of the Vascular Plants of Finland (front page and
four html files), from the Botanical Museum,
Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of
över Nordens kärlväxter by Thomas Karlsson.
Checklist of the vascular plants of the Nordic countries:
Denmark (excl. Greenland, incl. Faeroes), Finland,
Iceland, Norway (incl. Svalbard) and Sweden (in Swedish).
Datenbank Gefäßpflanzen. Erfassung und
Zusammenführung von Verbreitungsdaten für Farn- und
Blütenpflanzen in Deutschland / National database for
mapping the distribution of German vascular plants.
des Plantes supérieures dans la Région
Bruxelles-Capitale. Distribution maps of the vascular
Plants of the Brussels Region, Belgium.
soontaimede nimestik - Checklist of the Vascular Plants
of Estonia, edited by Toomas Kukk. The list gives,
for instance, the Estonian names of the plants, as well
as distributon and ecological information.
taimenimede andmebaas (Index of Estonian Plant Names)
- The European
Garden Flora. In 1979 a group of horticulturists and
botanists in Britain and Ireland launched a project to
produce an up-to-date, systematic and comprehensive
reference work for identifying plants cultivated for
amenity in Europe, The European Garden Flora. This
multi-author work, comprising six volumes (four of which
have now been published), is coordinated and edited at
the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and published by
Cambridge University Press.
and vegetation in the Netherlands. A part of the
Statistics Netherlands Environment Pages. Other pages
include The Botanical
database of the Netherlands flora
- Flora and
Vegetation - Stintino Coast (Asinara Gulf) - North-West
- Flora Europaea
Database. The data provided here have been extracted
from the digital version of the Flora Europaea, the full
version of which is held in the PANDORA taxonomic data
base system at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK.
The Flora Europaea database (originally known as the
ESFEDS database). Searches can be made with any
combination of genus, species, taxon name (i.e. at ranks
other than genus of species) and rank. The response gives
the full name, authority and place of publication, and
geographical distribution within Europe by country. The
status of each name is 'accepted' (when a list of
synonyms is given) or 'synonym' when the accepted name is
and Fauna of Norway, Leif Ryvarden's (Institute of
Biology, Botanical Division, University of Oslo) article
for ODIN (Official Documentation and Information from
del Parque Tablas de Daimie (Spain)
of Galicia, NW Spain, Miguel Gomez Valverde. Lots of
images of wild flowers and vegetation.
- Flora of Verin,
- Flora of
vascular plants in the Biebrza National Park N-E Poland
Flora of Croatia Check List
Ornamental Española - Spanish Ornamental Flora. The
project SPANISH ORNAMENTAL FLORA is born, within the
Spanish Association of Parks and Public Gardens and like
a commission from work of this, with the intention of
editing a flora dedicated to the cultivated plants,
especially with ornamental ends, covering a so existent
void up to now in the publications in Spanish language.
of the San Quirico, Michael Kleih. Monte San Quirico
is a hill of 410 m hight at the eastern coast of Lake
Maggiore in Northern Italy.
de la flora del Parque Natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
kasvisto - Flora of the town of Hämeenlinna, inland S
Finland. Distribution maps for 799 vascular
plants in 1 km x 1 km grid (230 squares) by Raino
- Indagini sulle zone
umide della Toscana. Information on the wetlands of
Tuscany, Italy based on the studies carried out by the
Department of Botanical Sciences, University of Pisa (in
Synonymique de la Flore de France de Michel Kerguélen
est une liste alphabétique des taxons de la flore
spontanée et cultivée française, leurs synonymes et
leurs hybrides. Il comporte environ 62 000 citations de
Flora ad Ischia (Flora of the island of Ischia, Italy)
ECNC Metadatabase on European species. Metadatabase
on European species data, providing addresses and
contacts for local, national and international databases
on European species - from the European Centre for Nature
Conservation, the Netherlands.
de la Vegetación potencial de la cuenca alta del río
Narcea (Asturias-España). An analysis of the
potential vegetation using a GIS and some multivariate
methods (in Spanish).
di Sicilia (Plants of Sicily, Italy) by Girolamo Giardina.
List of the wild plants of Sicily, list of threatened
plants, a short bibliography to floristic studies on the
Plants of Hull (Richard Middleton, UK). Commented
distribution maps for all vascular plants of the town.
riparian flora of the Oker river system (northern part of
Germany) by Friedrich Wilhelm Oppermann & Dietmar
Brandes, Vegetation Ecology and experimental Plant
Sociology, Botanical Institut and Botanical Garden, TU
- European Flora Slides. from the European Centre for
Nature Conservation, the Netherlands. The ECNC has
reached an agreement with the Saxifraga Foundation, whose
5000 slide archive covers 1673 plant species ranging from
Abies alba to Zelkova albelica, with special emphasis on
Mediterranean and Alpine species. Through the ECNC head
office, network institutes can get copies of slides free
Species Directory of the marine fauna and flora of the
British Isles and its surrounding seas. Editors: B.E.
Picton, C.M. Howson, B.J. Ball and M. Bowler, The Ulster
Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
and The Marine Conservation Society.
- Sveriges växter
- Den virtuella floran ("Virtual Flora of Swedish
Vascular Plants") by Arne Anderberg, Anna-Lena
Anderberg and Mia Ehn Salter, Swedish Museum of Natural
History, Stockholm. Vernacular names in several
languages, morphological decsription, distribution maps
(scanned from Hultén's "Atlas över växternas
utbredning i Norden" and from Hultén, E. &
Fries, M. 1986. Atlas of North European vascular plants:
north of the Tropic of Cancer I-III), economic uses,
etymology of scientific names, images, etc. Text in
Flowering Plants basic information about flowering
plants of Switzerland and Europe and additional files of
(botanical) interest. The data are actually in FileMaker
Pro 2.x for Macintosh format. Includes information on
nomenclature and synonyms, ecological indicator values
(Landolt), threatened or endangered status, a vegetation
distribution database (Welten-Sutter), a list of about
1000 species of useful, woody or poisonous plants and
their utilization, and more.
Narodni Park (Triglav National Park), Slovenia.
Includes checklists of animals, plants and fungi of the
- UK Postcode Plants
Database. Flora-for-Fauna UK native plant database
Flora-for-Fauna's Postcode Plants Database is a database
of native plant and animal distribution, queried by
postcode to provide a list of native plants and animals
for any postal district in Britain. The aim is to allow
gardeners (and others) to select plants on the basis of
their value to the LOCAL wildlife. The pages are updated
by Mike Sadka, and they are hosted by the Natural History
flora of the islands of the eastern Gulf of Finland,
Russia by Raino Lampinen, Elena Glazkova and Pertti
Uotila. Information on the plants of Suursaari (Gogland),
Tytärsaari (Bolshoj Tuters), Pieni Tytärsaari (Malyj
Tuters), Lavansaari (Moshnyj), Peninsaari (Malyj) and
Seiskari (Seskar). These islands belonged to Finland
before WWII, and are now Russian. The flora of these
islands has been studied by Finnish and Russian botanists
in the 1990's, and the aim is to put all Finnish,
Estonian and Russian floristic data, new and old, from
these islands together.
Plants of Svalbard, Norway
del Pais Vasco(España)/Vegetation of Basque Country
(Spain). Vegetation of the Basque Country, N Spain.
List of the Bryophytes of Kentucky, with County
Distributions. Flora Online issue no. 15, 1988, by A.
Snider, S. M. Studlar & M. Medley (from gopher at
Arizona Native Plants List, USA. AZPLANTS is an
unmoderated list for discussion of Arizona native plants.
The list's central topic is the ecology, distribution,
and propagation of plants native to Arizona and the
Sonoran Desert. Related topics within the list's sphere
of interest would include native-plant xeriscaping;
revegetation, plant salvage and habitat restoration; the
impact of exotic/invasive species; state and federal
legislation related to endangered species, habitat
protection, noxious weed lists.
Biodiversity - the Vascular Flora. An experimental
informatics system under development as a collaborative
enterprise among faculty and students of the University
of Arkansas Herbarium, the Biota of North America Program
and the Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group. This
project is based on information taken from An Atlas and
Annotated List of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas, a
product of Dr. Edwin B. Smith and the University of
- The Assateague
Naturalist. Information on the Plants and Animals of
Assateague Island, Virginia, USA.
of the Flora of New England. The web edition of the
Atlas of the Flora of New England will be an ongoing
of Florida Vascular Plants from the University of
South Florida Herbarium, Tampa, FL, USA. Online maps
showing the occurrence of over 4,000 species indicated by
shading of counties on the maps.
of the Vascular Plants of Utah, USA. A a digital
version of the Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Utah
authored by Beverly J. Albee, Leila M. Shultz, and Sherel
Goodrich, published by the Utah Museum of Natural
History, 1988. This document consists of maps of the
state of Utah showing collection locations for 2,438
documented plant species. The authors critically examined
approximately 400,000 specimens during a seven year time
span to create this atlas.
California Islands Flora & Vertebrate Fauna
Bibliography by Mary Campana, USA
distribution maps of California vascular plants.
Distribution maps of California vascular plants based on
the bioregions cited in The Jepson Manual. Assembled by
the Jepson Herbarium of the University of California,
- The Biota of
North America Program (BONAP), from Berkely,
California, USA. The Biota of North America Program
(BONAP) of the North Carolina Botanical Garden at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains a
historical tradition of working closely with private
organizations and federal government agencies in
providing assistance with biogeography, taxonomy, and
nomenclature for the North American biota. Through
publications and digital data, BONAP offers information
on a variety of biological fields including rarity,
weediness, nativity, insectivory, plant habit, habitat,
duration, biogeography, hardiness, medical value,
horticultural values, etc. Currently, several thousand
fields are being maintained in a relational database at
BONAP, making it one of the largest biological data
systems now available. Recently the the geographic scope
of BONAP has been expanded to include the entire northern
world (north of the 24th parallel) and presently track
nearly 80,000 accepted taxa. - BONAP's publication, the
second edition of a two-volume work, A
Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United
States , Canada and Greenland, which appeared in
1994, represents the most recent and most comprehensive
compilation of the taxonomy of the North American
vascular flora (north of Mexico).
of North America Program, page from Texas, USA. The
Biota of North America Program (BONAP) of the North
Carolina Botanical Garden , the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill develops and maintains primary
electronic data relating to vascular plants of North
Museum - Hawaiian Flowering Plant Checklist Database
Flora Database. This database contains geographic and
ecological distribution information for 8363 California
vascular plant taxa, including links to other online
sources for California flora data.
Coastal Plants, USA.
Endemic Plants. Catalina is an island off Los
Angeles, California, USA. Descriptions by The Wrigley
Memorial and Botanical Gardens.
checklist of El Paso Plants, from The University of
Texas at El Paso - Laboratory of Environmental Biology
Herbarium, USA. A sample list with images and short
of flora in Western United States by Michael Moore.
Acrobat and text files of checklists of some of the
western states...with special emphasis on changes
important in medical botany and to field herbalists.
These abridged and modified lists are based on the work
of John Kartesz and the Biota of North America Program
of Tennessee Vascular Plants. This checklist is based
on B. Eugene Wofford and Robert Kral. 1993. Checklist
of the Vascular Plants of Tennessee published by
Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Inc.
of Vascular Plants Native and Naturalized in New England,
USA. List of the 2,916 vascular plant taxa (species
and infraspecific taxa) found within New England, as
recorded in the USDA PLANTS database.
Plateau Research Station Vegetation Program, USA
Trees of Pennsylvania, photographs and morphological
descriptions, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources, USA.
California. A cooperative enterprise involving
programmed interaction and linkage among base data sets
under development by the Kings River Ecosystem Project
and Institute of Forest Genetics (USDA Forest Service -
Pacific Southwest Research Station) - the California
Flora Database - the Flora2k System, under development by
the Biota of North America Program and the Texas A&M
Bioinformatics Working Group, and the California
Wildflowers image collection under development by the UC
Berkeley Digital Libraries Project. FINE WORK!!!
Atlas of Siskiyou County (California, USA): Vegetation.
A vegetation map with its explanations.
- Federal Geographic
Data Committee's (FGCC) Vegetation Information and
Classification Standard, the standard vegetation
classificaiton system for use by U.S. Federal Agencies
and their cooperators.
Guide: Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in the
Apalachicola National Forest, Florida, USA.
and Vegetation of the Tucson Mountains, Pima County,
Arizona , USA
- Flora ID
Northwest - computerized keys for northwestern USA.
Flora ID Northwest has developed plant databases for
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Southern B.C.,
Washington, Wyoming and Utah. The computerized keys are
sold on CD.
Flora of Florida Project, University of South Florida
Herbarium, Tampa, FL, USA.
of Missouri Checklist (gopher at Missouri Botanical
Garden, St. Louis, USA).
- The Flora of
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. David
Biek's page presents work in progress on a revision of
the flora of Mount Rainier National Park, including a
checklist of plants.
Flora of Napa County, California, USA. This Napa
County Flora is a joint effort of Joe Callizo, Jake
Ruygt, and Gilbert Muth, who have been collecting data on
the plants of Napa County for 30 years.
- Flora of North America.
The Flora of North America project is gathering and
making available, in a variety of media, scientifically
authoritative, up-to-date information on the
approximately 20,000 species of vascular plants and
bryophytes of North America north of Mexico.
Flora of Texas Consortium, USA, is a collaborative
effort.to develop the Flora of Texas Project.
Flora of the Southeastern United States Project. The
Generic Flora of the Southeastern United States is a
series of original taxonomic investigations of genera
belonging to the 193 families of native and naturalized
seed plants of an area including North and South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama,
Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. However, the
published results of the project are useful in a much
wider area, in fact throughout the world.
to the Trees and Shrubs of Virginia, USA, by Kenneth
J. Stein and F. William Ravlin. This guide is intended to
assist homeowners in the easy identification of trees and
shrubs found throughout Virginia. It also provides
characteristic information about the tree or shrub as
well as information about the habitat.
Biological Survey Web Site, USA
- INVADERS -
Database of Exotic Plant Names and Distribution
Information. A database of exotic plant
distribution records and regulatory information for the
northwest United States supporting interactive query,
reporting and graphics generation.
to the Angiosperm Flora of Brazos (Texas, USA) Angiosperm
Flora and surrounding counties. Key to the Angiosperm
Flora of Brazos and surrounding counties (Texas, USA) by
TAMU Herbarium Botanist, Monique Dubrule Reed. Key to
families, and to genera of Ranunculaceae.
Grasses - Distribution and Diversity Maps by the
Herbarium, Department of Biology, Northeast Louisiana
State University and The Texas A&M University
Bioinformatics Working Group, USA.
Wetland Flora. Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Missouri Flora Page by the Missouri Department of
Conservation, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA.
Natural Heritage Program: Plant Species of Montana
Flora - An Annotated Checklist of Vascular Plants in
Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada from the Royal
Ontario Museum, Toronto.
Plants of South Florida, by Doug Scofield, USA. This
collection of pages provides information and pictures of
many plants native to South Florida to encourage
appreciation and enjoyment of the flora. There are also
tools to aid field identification and botanical research
Wildflowers of the North Dakota Grasslands, from the
Northern Prairie Science Center, USA. Northern Prairie
biologist, Harold A. Kantrud, has written a series of
articles about native wildflowers of the North Dakota
grasslands. The articles appear weekly in local
newspapers and are published during the week each species
is expected to bloom. The articles appeal to a wide
audience of professionals and nature enthusiasts. Each
article is three to four paragraphs in length and usually
consists of the life history of the species, its
identifying traits, where in North Dakota one can expect
to find it, and its nomenclatural history. When
available, a picture of each species is included.
Natural History of Nova Scotia, an on-line
publication of the Nova Scotia Museum. is an ecological
or naturalist's approach to understanding Nova Scotia's
environment. Over 100 web pages and 500 pages of
downloadable PDF files.
Navasota Flora . An entry point, developed and
maintained by the Texas
A&M Biology Department Herbarium (TAMU), for
web-based information (field trips, images, herbarium
data, etc.) on the flora of central Texas (USA).
- The Nevada
Mountain Atlas (University of Nevada, Reno, USA). The
Biological Resources Research Center (BRRC) at the
University of Nevada, Reno with funding from the Nevada
Biodiversity Initiative, has compiled the Nevada Mountain
Atlas as a tool which organizes and synthesizes
information about the State's mountains and their
biological resources. Each mountain range in Nevada is
mapped and key physical parameters are given. Lists of
conifers, boreal mammals, boreal breeding birds, land
snails and sensitive species are included for each
- New York Metropolitan
Flora Project - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, USA
Dakota Vegetation, A Bibliography, B.L. Heidel and
Biological Survey, USA. The Ohio Biological Survey is
an inter-institutional consortium of 76 Ohio colleges,
universities, museums, state agencies, metroparks,
arboreta, zoos, and other organizations.
Register of Big Trees, USA. The state and national
champion trees located in the state of Oregon. These
trees have met the criteria for the National Register of
Big Trees, established by American Forests, a nonprofit
organization that administers the National Register of
Northwest Wildflowers: Oregon & Washington
Flora Project. The Pennsylvania Flora Project is a
major focus of the Botany Department of the Morris
Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania with a
history reaching back to the 1930s. Today the emphasis
includes the maintenance of the Pennsylvania Flora
Database, a searchable subset of which is online.
Database of the National
Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA -
checklist of the vascular and nonvascular plants of the
North America. - US
State Plants List Data via ftp from the PLANTS Database
Species in the South Warner Mountains, California, USA
(by David Charlet). This checklist includes all
species known for the South Warner Wilderness Area, Modoc
County, California, as represented by Riegel &
Schoolcraft (1990) and the collections of David Charlet.
- Plant Species and
Distribution Maps for the Great Basin from the
Biological resources Research Center, University of
Nevada, Reno, USA.
Along the Los Angeles River
in the Hawaiian Environment - Botany 130. Offered by
telecourse on more than one island, this site presents
the reading materials and course objectives of an
excellent introductory course on the Hawaiian flora - the
most endangered of the US. The 30 listed learning
objectives link to extensive textual material (equivalent
to ~120 pages!) discussing the environmental context of
the flora and the impact of man and introduced species on
it. Site by Priscilla S. Millen, Department of Botany,
Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii.
- Scientific and
common names of 7,000 vascular plants in the United
States by Brako, L, Rossman, A.Y. & Farr, D.F.
1995 (telnet access; login by giving
"user" as login name and password).
- South Carolina
Plant Atlas. The purpose of this Atlas is to show, on
a county by county basis, the distribution of all native
and naturalized ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and
angiosperms of South Carolina. Approximately 3000
vascular plant species are listed in the Atlas, with a
county dot map for each. Johnny Townsend, Department of
Biological Sciences, Clemson University, USA
California Natural History, Loyola Marymount
University, Biology Department.
Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United
States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. A full
text index, under on-going development, based on over
70,000 vascular plant names present in the Biota
of North American Program checklist. The index
includes embedded links to taxon-specific data,
distribution maps, and images (where available, now over
12,000) for over 30,000 checklist taxa (species and infra
specific representing 295 families). The system also
provides mapped visualization of geographic diversity via
'overlay' map images derived from merging nultiple
distribution maps of taxa assigned to a given species,
genus, family, or higher rank. While design of this site
is focused on easy (mouse click) and rapid user
interaction, all queries to either text or map indices
can be accomplished via a properly formated URL. The site
is a product of collaborative research involving the Biota
of North American Program and the Texas
A&M Bioinformatics Working Group.
Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois by Kenneth R.
Robertson, Illinois Natural History Survey, USA.
Flora, Woody Plants of the Central Santa Ynez Mountains
by Marc Kummel, California, USA. This is an experimental
Web-based flora for the mountains behind Santa Barbara,
California. This flora will cover the trees, shrubs, and
woody perennials in the central part of the Santa Ynez
Mountains, the area bounded by Gibraltar Road, Gaviota
Pass, the beach, and the Santa Ynez River.
of California - A Forest Ecology Class Project, Spring,
National Fungus Collections from the Smithsonian
Institution gopher, USA.
Geography: Vegetation, from the Department of
Geography and Earth Resources at Utah State University,
USA. The vegetation map was made with the National
Biological Survey (NBS) GAP Analysis program. The purpose
of this program is to identify areas of high biological
diversity over large landscapes.
Flora of the Vassar College Farm by Troy Weldy, Dept.
of Biology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. The
Plant of the Week. Vote weekly for the Plant of the
Week (for plants which are found on the Vassar Farm, NY,
USA). Each week, winner is showcase with a description of
its taxonomy, phytogeography, ethnobotanical interest,
economic value, and various tidbits.
Plants Endemic to Texas by Texas A&M University
Bioinformatics Working Group, USA. This informatics
system - under on-going development - uses dynamic,
specimen-based data for mapped visualization of species
distributions and geographic centers of diversity. Maps
are generated 'on the fly' via interaction between the
system and a dynamic database. Changes in the data,
through on-line input from registered users, produce
immediate changes in the maps.
Plants of North Central Florida, USA
Plant Species of Colorado: County Lists, based on
COLO specimens (Botany Section of the University of
Vegetation of Lobo Point and North Wild Horse Mesa,
Eastern Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County,
California, USA by Tom Schweich.
of Siskiyou County, California, USA.
Types of Texas, Texas Parks & Wildlife
and Vascular Plants in National Parks, U.S. National Park
Service (NPS), USA.
Virtual Flora of Oregon by Aaron Liston and Scott
Virtual Voyage to Carolina, essays on the natural
history of the Carolinas, USA.
Botanical Database Federation, USA. Representatives
from various institutions in the western United States
that house botanical collections have agreed to work
collaboratively in the development of a federation of
botanical databases for the management of and research
upon botanical collections housed and maintained at
participating institutions. The institutions are the
University of California, Berkeley, the University of New
Mexico, Oregon State University, the University of
Washington, the California Academy of Sciences, Rancho
Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the Bishop Museum, and the
Nevada State Museum, the University of Arizona, Arizona
State University, New Mexico State University, Northern
Arizona University, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and
San Juan College.
Wetland Flora. A field office guide to identifying
300 important plant species in wetlands of the western
United States, for the purpose of making
wetland/converted wetland determinations. From U.S.D.A.
Soil Conservation Service, West National Technical
Center, Portland, Oregon.
of the Southern Appalachians, Birdsong Enterprises,
Rare Plant Field Guide. The web version of: Fertig,
Walter. 1994. Wyoming rare plant guide, available via
Northern Prairie Science Center. The objective of this
guide is to assist federal personnel, professional and
amateur botanists, and interested lay persons in the
identification of the rarest plant species in Wyoming.
Each of the 91 species listed in the Species Descriptions
page is represented with a page containing a color
photograph, a line drawing, a distribution map, and
descriptive text. Additionally, other links list the rare
plants according to location, vegetation and soil type,
and agency classification.
Agaricales of Costa Rican Quercus Forests is a biotic
survey project funded by the National Science Foundation
and U.S.A.I.D. that has been documenting the diversity,
distribution, and ecology of agarics and boletes (i.e.,
mushrooms) and other macrofungi associated with
Neotropical oak forests.
- Andean Botanical
Information System (ABIS). ABIS provides information
on the flowering plants and habitats of the Andes
Mountains of South America, specifically northern Peru
and coastal Peru and Chile. The site contains over 400
color images of flowering plants. English/Spanish
Species of the Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil.
in Costa Rica, INBio's (Instituto Nacional de
Biodiversidad) WWW server.
Information Managemenet System in Costa Rica
Diversity of the Guianas (BDG). The Biological
Diversity of the Guianas (BDG) is a field-oriented
program of the Department of Botany, National Museum of
Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, that has been
operating since 1983. The goal of the BDG is to study,
document and preserve the biological diversity of the
Inventory of the Río Escalerete Reserve in Colombia.
This project is one of several the Missouri Botanical
Garden currently has underway, which are targeted at
accessible sites in several of the most poorly known
ecosystems of Colombia.
of the Family Poaceae in Argentina (Missouri
Botanical Garden Gopher, St. Louis, USA).
of vegetation zones using GIS: the Maya Mountains of
Belize, aproject of the British Museum of Natural
Checklist of the Fortuna Watershed, Chiriqui, Panama.
Compiled by Gordon D. McPherson, Missouri Botanical
Garden, St. Louis, USA. This checklist of the flora of
the Fortuna dam watershed (western Panama, c. 8 45' N, 82
15' W, elev. 1050-1950 m.) documents the occurence of c.
1300 species of vascular plants there. More species names
will be added as identifications of as-yet-unstudied
specimens are made.
of the Plants of the Guianas (Smithsonian
Institution, USA; gopher), Checklist
of the Lichenized Fungi of the Guianas
of the Río Escalerete Reserve in Colombia, Missouri
of the vascular flora of the Peruvian and Atacama Deserts.
Compiled by Michael O. Dillon, Department of Botany,
Field Museum, Chicaga, USA.
de México, from University of California Riverside,
- Flora do
Cerrado do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, Base de
Dados Tropical (BDT); in Portuguese.
of Chile Project (Missouri Botanical Garden, USA).
Preparation of a modern Flora de Chile is currently
underway at the Department of Botany of the University of
Concepción, Chile, under the direction of General
Editors Prof. Clodomiro Marticorena
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Roberto Rodíguez,
and in collaboration with an international group of
specialists and institutions. Collaborating institutions
include the Missouri Botanical Garden and the University
of Munich, Germany. Volume 1 of this flora (Marticorena
& Rodríguez, 1995), containing introductory chapters
and taxonomic treatments of the Pteridophytes and
Gymnosperms, was published in 1995, and work on the
remaining volumes is actively underway.
of Ecuador project, overview from the Department of
Systematic Botany, Göteborg University, Sweden.
of La Planada Project, Colombia (Missouri Botanical
Garden, USA). The La Planada Natural Reserve is
located in southwestern Colombia (Nariño Department,
Ricaurte Municipio, 01°10'N, 77°59'W). The Reserve is
presently preparing a flora of the site, which will
result in the publication of an illustrated field guide
to the vascular plants.
Mesoamericana. The first major regional flora ever
written in Spanish, Flora Mesoamericana is a
collaborative effort of the Missouri Botanical Garden
(St. Louis, USA), the National Autonomous University of
Mexico (UNAM) and the Natural History Museum in London,
UK. The Flora describes, for the first time, all the
vascular plants growing in the southernmost states of
Mexico (including the Yucatan Peninsula) and all the
Central American republics. UNAM published the first
volume of Flora Mesoamericana earlier this year. In all,
seven volumes will be published between 1994 and 2001.
del Paraguay(from Geneva, Switzerland; in Spanish).
of the Robinson Crusoe Islands, Chile, by the Natural
History Museum of Los Angeles County. The Robinson Crusoe
Islands, off Chile, are also known as the Juan Fernandez
of the Venezuelan Guayana, from the Missouri
Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA.
of the Venezuelan Guayana - Spermatophyte Families,
gopher of the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA.
Forest, Mata Ciliar, Brazil.
of Costa Rican Plant Collecting Locales by Mike
Grayum, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA. This
compilation attempts to account for all important
plant-collecting localities within Costa Rica, especially
those of historically prominent collectors. Recent
collecting localities, especially those (e.g., of MO and
INB collectors) already accompanied by very precise label
data including coordinates, have not been so assiduously
to the Plants of the Bajo Calima Region, Colombia,
from the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA.
- List of
Fungi Reported from Brazil. Searchable list from the
preliminar de las plantas de la Región del Bajo Calima,
Columbia, Missouri Botanical Garden.
Arboles del Gran Petén. Un proyecto de vídeo flora
de los árboles de la Región del Gran Petén de Belice,
Guatemala y México por: A. Gómez-Pompa (Universidad de
California, Riverside), O.E. Plummer (Universidad de
California, Riverside), N. Ogata (Instituto de Ecología,
Xalapa, Veracruz), S. Olivieri (Conservación
Internacional, Washington, D.C.).
of the Plants of Costa Rica (gopher search at the
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA) /// Manual
de la Flora de Costa Rica from INBio - a list of all
the identified specimens held at INBio's Herbarium (INB),
taxonomically sorted. /// Manual
de la Flora de Costa Rica, mirror maintained by the
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA.
Organization for Flora Neotropica (OFN), established
in 1964, is the only organization with the mission of
producing a published inventory of the plants of the
entire New World tropics. This region, the Neotropics,
supports the richest and most poorly known plant
communities of any tropical flora. The main objective of
OFN is the production of a Flora of the entire tropical
American region published in a monographic series, Flora
Neotropica. As of 1996, 73 monographs treating 7,282
species of fungi, lichens, mosses, and seed plants have
been published. - Available information includes the
following: more about OFN (in English, Spanish or
Portuguese), list of Executive Board Members and other
OFN Officers, list of Commission Members, schedule of
Monographs (Phanerogamic Plants), introduction to the
Schedule of Monographs (Cryptogamic Plants and Fungi),
guidelines for Contributors to OFN Monographs.
Checklist - Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and
Gymnosperms of Peru, Missouri Botanical Garden, St.
Louis, USA. The entire catalogue is available for
downloading via ftp, or users may access the checklist
of Peru (gopher).
- Plantas do Nordeste,
from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK. Plantas do
Nordeste is a multidisciplinary programme, concerned with
the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use
and development of plant resources in Northeast Brazil.
It combines basic with applied research, and disseminates
vital information on plants and ecosystems of the region
to those who can apply it to improve people's lives.
Map of Costa Rica (Missouri Botanical Garden, USA)
checklist of the flora of the Una Biological Reserve,
Brazil. Wm. Wayt Thomas, André M. de Carvalho,
André Amorim, and Judith Garrison, the New York
Action Network. Rainforest Action Network works to
protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of
their inhabitants through education, grassroots
organizing, and non-violent direct action.
Tropical Rain Forest in Surinam, presentation by
Marco Bleeker, the Netherlands (with excellent images).
Trees in Brazil, Bases de Dados sobre Árvores
Ornamentais Utilizadas na Arborização Urbana,
maintained by Eduardo Dalcin, is a database on trees used
in urban forestry in Brazil.
Flora of Veracruz, Mexico (from University of
California, Riverside, USA).
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