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View Resource Two New Species of Clusiella (Clusiaceae) With a Synopsis of the Genus

The Missouri Botanical Garden has placed online a recent, data-rich publication on botanical research in the Neotropics. This publication describes two new species of Clusiella, (one from Costa Rica and Panama, C. isthmensis, and one from Brazil, C. impressinervis); it places one old species from Colombia (C. cordifolia Cuatrecasas) in synonymy; and it brings all eight species in the genus...

http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/mesoamerica/clusiell/clu...
View Resource Synopsis of Chrysochlamys (Clusiaceae: Clusioideae: Clusieae) in Mesoamerica

The Missouri Botanical Garden has placed online a recent, data-rich publication on botanical research in the Neotropics. This publication examines taxonomy of Chrysochlamys, including a key to the thirteen species of Chrysochlamys recognized for Mexico and Central America. The publication is written by Dr. Barry E. Hammel and includes several clear, black-and-white photographs as illustrations...

http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/mesoamerica/chrysoch/chr...
View Resource InfoNatura: Birds and Mammals of Latin America

InfoNatura is provided by NatureServe, "a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and providing information about the world's plants, animals, and ecological communities." This Web site is a comprehensive source for conservation, distribution, and taxonomic information on over 5000 bird and mammal species in 44 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Taxonomic treatment of all species in...

http://infonatura.natureserve.org/
View Resource The New York Botanical Garden: The Americas Base Map

Researchers at City University of New York and the New York Botanical Garden have developed a digital base map for the Neotropical flora -- a "multifaceted approach to mapping species distributions [that] will facilitate the work of systematists and floristicians." The map -- which represents the first time "a disparate set of high-quality, botanically relevant environmental and geographic data"...

https://www.nybg.org/bsci/digital_maps/
View Resource Missouri Botanical Garden: Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador

A collaborative project of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, the Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales, and Aarhus University, this Internet version of the _Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador_ "is designed to give users an overview of the plant species found in Ecuador and allows them to easily navigate and browse the information currently...

http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/ecuador/search.shtml