Global Plants
The Global Plants database is a growing collection of nearly three million high-resolution type specimens and related materials from community contributors around the world.
Plant type specimens are in great demand for scientific study because of their pivotal role as original vouchers of nomenclature. They also act as a historical record of changes in various flora.
The largest of its kind, Global Plants consists of 66 sub-collections, showcasing hand-selected specimens that have been meticulously digitized by partner herbaria with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This resource also features partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, illustrations, and photographs.
Collection highlights
Selected sub-collections include reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa, illustrations from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, and Kew’s Directors’ Correspondence.
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Global Plants is an essential resource for institutions supporting teaching and research in botany, ecology, and conservation studies. Related JSTOR archival journal collections include the multi-discipline Life Sciences collection, as well as discipline-specific Ecology & Biology I and II, and Biological Sciences collections.
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This collection includes more than 200 titles focused in botany, ecology, plant science, and the environmental and social uses of plants in biodiversity, ethnobotany, horticulture, and landscape design.
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