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View Resource Pennsylvania Flora Project Database

Maintained by the Botany Department of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Flora Project is a longstanding effort to compile information on native and naturalized plants in that state. More recently, the Project has focused on the maintenance of the Database, which contains records derived from nearly 400,000 specimens. A subset of the database, essentially a...

http://www.upenn.edu/paflora/id8.htm
View Resource TreeBase

TreeBase (last mentioned in the October 30, 1998 Scout Report) is a database of phylogenetic information sponsored by Harvard University Herbaria, Leiden University EEW, and the University of California, Davis. The site stores phylogenetic trees and the data matrices used to generate them from published research papers and currently includes 1098 authors, 614 studies, 1704 trees, and 21456 taxa...

https://treebase.org/treebase-web/home.html;jsessionid=CBA44...
View Resource Wisconsin Vascular Plants

The staff of the Wisconsin State Herbarium have created this excellent online resource for exploring the world of vascular plants in Wisconsin, complete with several helpful finding aids to navigate the collection. Based on decades of research (including the ground breaking work of John Curtis), visitors can search for plants by name, habitat, status, and county. Also, visitors to the site can...

http://www.botany.wisc.edu/wisflora/
View Resource The Electronic Plant Information Centre

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew presents the Electronic Plant Information Centre (ePIC), an online resource designed to serve as a single gateway to all digitized plant information generated by Kew. ePIC brings together Kew's major specimen, bibliographic, and taxonomic databases in an easy-to-search interface. Simply enter a scientific plant name into the search engine, and ePIC will retrieve all...

http://epic.kew.org/index.htm
View Resource Plant Diversity in Paraguay

This Web site contains a database of Paraguayan plant specimens from the Natural History Museum herbarium in London, as well as all records of collections made during a biological inventory of the Mbaracay Forest Nature Reserve (a project funded by the UK government's Darwin Initiative). In addition to the database, which is searchable by taxonomy or geography via convenient dropdown menus,...

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/scientific-resources/...
View Resource NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life

NatureServe Explorer is "a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada." NatureServe Explorer offers a quick and convenient way to get detailed information on the conservation status, geographic distribution, taxonomy, and natural history for species of interest. NatureServe Explorer, a combined...

http://explorer.natureserve.org/
View Resource Biflora: A Database of Plants

Bioflora is a work-in-progress botanical database documenting the unique and endangered flora of the island of Hainan, China -- a biodiversity "hotspot." Recently launched by the Bicoll Group of Shanghai and Munich, Biflora aims to 1) make as much scientific information about Hainan's plant species available online, 2) help decision-makers develop conservation strategies for the island, and 3)...

http://www.biflora.org/
View Resource ICE Biological Inventories Databases

The Information Center for the Environment (ICE) is a cooperative effort between scientists at University of California -- Davis and collaborators from over thirty organizations involved in environmental protection." The ICE Biological Inventory Databases contain "documented, taxonomically standardized species inventories of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas." New to the...

http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/mab/
View Resource Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Plant Records

This website contains an online database of plants cultivated at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). A recent addition to the BBG general website, the database may be easily searched by common or scientific name. Search results provide summary botanical information for all species and varieties related to the search term. Records also indicate where on BBG grounds each plant may be found, which...

https://www.bbg.org/cgi/bgbase/search.cgi