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.
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.
JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.