ARBORETA AND GARDENS:
Historical Garden - Netherlands
Australian National Botanic Gardens
- Australian plants, botany and horticulture.
The Gardens were designated in 2004 as a National
Historic Site of Canada.
is a place where time is kept not by the ticking of watches and clocks, but
rather by the blooms and fruits of growing things. It is a place that people
are drawn to; where they linger to wonder and learn."
- Founded in
1929 to demonstrate the value of trees and shrubs.
Special gardens are a memorial to the first English colonists where Sir
Walter Raleigh made the initial attempts to colonize the New World under
Queen Elizabeth I.
Internet Directory for Botany - Index
to botanical information
New York Botanical Garden - A vast array of
information about the garden and its activities is presented. Searchable databases include
the library catalog, the Index to American Botanical Literature (selected
years), and digital photos of vascular plant type specimens. The
Vascular Plant Type Catalog is also
Kew Web -The official Web site for
the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew provides information on collections, research, and
publications. Includes the searchable databases Vascular Plant Families and
Genera and Authors of Plant Names. The site also contains a five-source
compilation of data on the amounts of nuclear DNA in seed plant species.
Missouri Botanical Garden
information on the gardens arboretum is plentiful at this site. The librarys
catalog and the
(Vascular Tropicos) database of plant names are searchable.
Morton Arboretum and Sterling Morton Library
- The section on plant information and collections includes e-mail reference service.
Questions are answered by a librarian.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Dedicated to research, education and conservation, and display
of California native plants.
U.S. National Arboretum
- Includes the latest USDA Hardiness Zone Map showing lowest recorded
temperatures for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden
- resource for herbalists, medics, and botanists of all levels
CHECKLISTS AND FLORAS:
Carnivorous Plant Database - Provides
nomenclature information and images of carnivorous plants that can be retrieved via the
Checklist of Online
Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps - Site is arranged by area, world or
continent, and subdivided by region or country name.
Flora of North America - More than
800 scientists at 30 institutions are collaborating on this project to provide information
on the plants that grow outside of cultivation north of Mexico (21,000
species). Entries are signed and include physical descriptions, numbers of genera and
species, distribution, and literature references. Online records can be searched by
province, elevation, name, or other text word. This resource is related to the printed
volumes of the same title, being published by Oxford University Press.
Global Plant Checklist Project
- The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI) has identified this
project as a top priority. The Global Plant Checklist, encompassing about 300,000 vascular
plant species and more than 1 million names, will serve as a taxonomic backbone to which
users can append more specialized information. Eventually the Checklist will also include
nonvascular plants. IOPI calls this a work in progress, lacking the
refinements envisaged for the fully relational Checklist when funds are available.
AgNIC Home Page (Agriculture Network
Information Center) - A distributed network of agriculture-related information, subject
area experts, and other resources.
Plants for a Future - A
resource center for rare and unusual plants, particularly edible and medicinal plants.
Ethnobotanical Resource Directory
Sites categories include publications, bibliographies, conferences/society meetings,
databases, educational opportunities, research projects, Web directories, cool sites,
articles, and miscellaneous sites.
Internet Directory for Economic
Botany and Ethnobotany - Maintained by the Finnish Museum of Natural History.
Southwest School of
Botanical Medicine Home Page - This site includes a rich array of images and texts on medicinal plants and their use
in alternate botanical medical systems. More than 700 photographs of medicinal plants, 136
color illustrations from National Geographic (191524), botanical drawings by Mimi Kamp, and illustrations from early 20th- and 19th-century botanical medical publications
are available. Alternate botanical medical texts are available in ASCII and Adobe Acrobat
Dr. Dukes Phytochemical and
Ethnobotanical Databases -
This outstanding database project, maintained by James A. Duke and Stephen M. Beckstrom-Sternberg, is housed at the
USDAs National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Includes plant, chemical,
and activity searches, Additional searchable resources include:
Ecosys--plant ecological ranges
EthnobotDB--worldwide plant uses
FoodplantDB--Native American food plants
MPNADB--medicinal plants of Native America
GATEWAYS AND METASITES:
Internet Directory for Botany - A
searchable and browsable gateway that provides more than 4,000 links to botanical
information including university departments, societies, organizations, museums,
checklists, threatened plants, gardening, biologists addresses, economic botany,
software, and images.
PlantFacts Search Engine -
Created and maintained by the staff of Horticulture and Crop Science in Virtual
Perspective at Ohio State University, this resource includes two databases. The
Factsheet Database contains guides for answering plant-related questions from
46 universities and government institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Links are provided
to more than 20,000 pages of Extension fact sheets and bulletins that provide a
concentrated source of plant-related information. The Research and Teaching
database provides links to more than 20,000 pages from 40 American university departments
related to admissions, degree requirements, career opportunities, research projects, and
Plants Database - Disseminated
authoritative information about the vascular and nonvascular plants in the
United States and its territories, developed and maintained by the National
Plant Data Center (a branch of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation
Botanical Links - Includes more than 3,000 links featuring both searchable and
browsable gateways. Categories include: databases, multimedia experiences, illustrations,
systematics, and Web resources.
The Arabidopsis Information Resource
(TAIR) - Funded by the National Science Foundation, this site is a resource for
genomic data on Arabidopsis thaliana. Some information is from the former
Arabidopsis thaliana Database (AtDB), which was maintained by Stanford
Universitys Medical School, Department of Genetics.
Atlas Florae Europaeae
by Jaakko Jalas, Juha Suominen, Raino Lampinen, and Arto Kurtto and published by the
Committee for Mapping the Flora of Europe and Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo. The atlas
shows European distribution of species and subspecies. Ranges are mapped in grids of 50-km
squares, totaling 4,419 squares for Europe. Notes list synonyms, taxonomy and nomenclature
data, important additions and corrections (mainly complementing Flora Europaea), and
references to maps of the total range.
Education, Ohio Division of Forestry
- This site, from Bill Schultz, program
administrator, provides information on Ohio forestry and includes a forestry acronym key
to more than 100 acronyms.
International Plant Names Index - This effort
is a collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Harvard University Herbaria,
and Australian National Herbarium. The aim of this database is to supply, for all known
flowering plants, the scientific name and literature cite to the recorded discovery.
Tree Guide: the Natural
History of Trees - Tree species information and range maps are available at this
site developed and maintained by Tom Kimmerer, Forestry and Natural Resources, University
of Kentucky. The site is navigable via a table of contents or via the tree database. It
contains information for approximately 120 species, with 5 to 10 species added
Information Service - The World Conservation Monitoring Centre holds
data on more than 7,000 tree species of global conservation concern. Conservation
assessments (including IUCN Red List category) have been gathered from many sources. This
resource is continuously updated.
Flora of Europea
Photographic Herbaria - An amateur photo-herbarium, established in 1997 containing
approximately 660 pictures of flowers, mostly of southern Europe. There are 284 species
(63 families, 179 genera).
National Plant Photographic
Index - The Australian National Botanic Gardens provides a large collection of
photographic slides of identified Australian plant species. It also features environmental
and conservation images.
PlantFACTS images (formely Plant dictionary)
An indexed system of multimedia teaching resources for Horticulture and Crop Science. The
dictionary is organized in the following subsections: Plants of Horticulture
(a searchable database of 3,878 high-quality images and horticultural descriptions for
hundreds of unique species and cultivars); Pests & Disease of Horticulture
(a searchable database of 1,100+ high-quality images featuring pests, diseases, and other
plant problems); Biology of Horticulture (includes pictures, questions, and
labs related to biological processes and functions of plants); Technology of
Horticulture (includes pictures, questions, and labs related to mechanisms and
procedures involved in propagating horticultural plants).
Plant Image Gallery
Provides selected images of U.S. plants. Created by the USDA's Natural Recources
Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical
Illustration - More than 500 images of Bromelaciae, Cactaceae, and Melastomataceae
by early to mid-20th century. artists are available. The collection will eventually grow to
3,000 images. Images are copyrighted by the Smithsonian. Supported by a grant from the
Atherton Seidell Endowment Fund, this resource was developed by Larry Dorr, Ellen Farr,
and Alice Tangerini.
Virtual Foliage Home Page - Developed and maintained by Michael Clayton, Department of Botany, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, this site provides links to thousands of plant pictures.
information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater
organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds,
are the most complete.
Bryophytes - A
project of C. M. Sean Carrington that site focuses on mosses,
liverworts, and hornworts.
Checklist for the Lichen-forming, Lichenicolous and Allied Fungi of the Continental United
States and Canada - Created by Theodore L. Esslinger, Department of Botany, North
Dakota State University, this site contains cumulative updates to the most recently
published North American checklist by Esslinger and Egan (1995). It corresponds to
Esslingers most current Recent Literature on Lichens for the Bryologist.
- This extensive cyanobac-terial bibliography is provided by
Mark A. Schneegurt, Environmental and Industrial Microbiology, University of
Notre Dame. It contains more than 6,700 references that can be imported into
bibliographic management programs. The site also contains a gallery of 200+
images and videos of cyanobacteria.
Harmful Algae Page - Supported
by an NSF/NOAA grant to the National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms
at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, this site contains an introduction to algal
blooms and red tides, a photo gallery, a listing of species responsible for
harmful algal blooms, and a distribution map.
collections and relevant databases
- Lichenological collections of the University
of Tartu (TU) include over
2 500 species and 65
000 specimens at present. The lichen herbarium is divided into three
BOTANICAL COLLECTION DATABASE
- Search for information about
specific plants. Maintained by the Department of Phanerogamic Botany at the
Swedish Museum of Natural History.
PLANTS - Directory of plants that deer tend to avoid --
and the ones they can't resist.
classic genetics paper by Johann Gregor Mendel (1865), in German and translated into
English, is among the links on this site. This site is primarily aimed towards teachers
DATABASE - Discover which wildflowers and other native
plants will thrive under growing conditions in your area. Maintained
by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
DIGITAL ARCHIVE AND REFERENCE COLLECTION - over 1,700
images from more than 250 species of plants collected from all over the
world. The images are digitized micrographs of parts of plants that were
sectioned, stained, and permanently mounted to a glass slide.
Why Leaves Change Color
- This site is provided by the USDA Forest Service, St. Paul Field office.
SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS AND MUSEUMS:
- The Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History,
Smithsonian Institution provides information on its collections, research, and
publications. Links to the departments searchable databases include the U.S. Wood
Collection, Lichen, and Checklist of the Plants of the District of Columbia.
Natural History Museum, London
- Search the
Library Catalog and the Picture Library with nearly 600 images (mostly art
reproductions) of plants and flowers.
Swedish Museum of Natural History - The
Plants section contains images, searchable databases, and other descriptions of
collections and information on collectors. (Some in Swedish only.) The Seed plants section
contains 2,000+ images from Carl Linnaeus herbarium.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Providing
information about USDAs many programs, services, and agencies, the National
Agricultural Library also offers free searching of
Agricola (1970 ). In the
Agencies section, choose Forest Service to access the Climate Change Atlas for
80 Tree Species of the Eastern U.S. In the Hot Topics section, choose Biotechnology
Overview and Research for reports on genetically engineered crops.
Flora of Europea
Photographic Herbaria - An amateur photo-herbarium, established in 1997
containing approximately 660 pictures of flowers, mostly of southern Europe. There are 284
species (63 families, 179 genera).
- Categories at this site
include news and views, databases and directories, certification and sustainability,
forest industry, Internet directory, woods of the world, photo gallery, and marketplace.
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