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View Resource Vascular Plant Image Gallery

Texas A&M University's Bioinformatics Working Group offers this no-nonsense botany teaching resource. Vascular plants are arranged alphabetically by family from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae and users simply click for the images. Brief descriptions are provided (which may indicate the popular name of the plant). The site is searchable. Familiarity with vascular plant taxonomic nomenclature is...

http://botany.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/gallery.htm
View Resource Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical Illustrations

Based in the Department of Botany at the National Museum of Natural History, Alice Tangerini has compiled a preliminary list of 500 botanical illustrations from three plant families: Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, and Melastomataceae. Another 2500 illustrations will be added to the database in the future. Both botanists and those interested in the field of botanical illustration will appreciate the...

https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/botany/?ti=7
View Resource US Fish & Wildlife Service National Image Library

This digital image collection from the US Fish & Wildlife Service contains an enormous number of photographs that can be viewed online or downloaded. The collection contains images of plants, wildlife, landscapes, and habitats. The search function allows for either general or specific searches, but the site is lacking a browse function that would allow users an overview of the scope of categories...

http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/natdi...
View Resource Orchids

The home page for the American Orchid Society, OrchidWeb (1) is a robust source of information on orchids, how to grow them, their conservation status, and facts for orchid enthusiasts. The next Web page, offered by the Roosevelt Wild Life Station (2), is a brief introduction to the family of flowering plants known as Orchidaceae and what makes them unique. The Internet Orchid Species Photo...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0712
View Resource Orchids of Wisconsin: An Interactive Flora

Orchid enthusiasts may appreciate this Web site developed by Jeff Hapeman, graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Information including "photos, typical taxonomic descriptive information, a description of similar species to aid in identification, habitat information, blooming dates, a section on pollination biology (if information is available), herbarium records, and a range...

http://www.botany.wisc.edu/orchids/Orchids_of_Wisconsin.html
View Resource Cirrus Digital Imaging: High Resolution Insect, Spider, and Wildflower Photographs

As photographer Bruce Marlin explains, "Cirrus Digital Imaging was founded primarily as a hobby, as a way to share the joy I find in the amazing flora and fauna the natural world provides us." Visitors to this Web site can enjoy over 500 stunning photographs of insects, spiders, and wildflowers, mostly taken at the Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve in Illinois. The image galleries are organized as...

http://www.cirrusimage.com/
View Resource Melastomataceae of the World

This Florida Museum of Natural History of Web site provides a convenient, centralized clearinghouse for information on the Melastomataceae. Created to promote research on this common yet understudied family of tropical plants, the Melastomataceae of the World Web site provides images and background information, a phylogenetic overview, links to related research projects, contact information for...

http://melastomes.com/
View Resource The Romance of Orchid Discovery: The John Day Scrapbooks

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew recently opened an exhibit featuring the work of artist John Day, who "painted hundreds of exquisite watercolours of the newly discovered orchids that were entrancing Victorian society." Visitors to the virtual exhibit available in this Web site can view dozens of these watercolors in four online galleries: Tropical America, Tropical Asia, Europe and Afro-Madagascar,...

https://www.kew.org/science/collections
View Resource Interpersonal Botany Screenshot

This fascinating collection is animated by one question: "How did people use print to structure and mediate their social relationships in Europe between 1700 and 1900?" Crafted by staff members at McGill University, the exhibition looks at objects that document a range of interpersonal practices in the field of botany. As the site suggests, "printed matter functioned in various ways to foster...

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/interpersonal/index.php