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What is an Herbarium?

Genus Descriptions

Species Descriptions

Ontario FEC V-Types

Bibliography

Terminology

Who Collects the Plants?

Collector Biographies

Nomenclature Primer

Website Information

Northern Ontario Plant Database
 

Vascular Plant Families - Trees & Shrubs - Gymnosperms - Wildflowers - Graminoids
Pteridophytes - Bryophytes - Lichens

Cultivated Plants - Rare Plants - Weeds & Invasive Species - Poisonous Plants - Ethnobotany - First Nations

North America - Canada - U.S.A. - Other Countries

Taxonomic Databases - Miscellany - Glossaries & Dictionaries

Choose one of the links above for a list of plant-related websites about that category. Selected websites include only non-commercial, free-access sites that do not require passwords. The links provided have all been checked as of April 18, 2008, but visitors should note that most large websites have a regular downtime for editing and uploading more information. Often, this downtime occurs on the weekends, especially Sunday night (students take note!). If you find a link that doesn't work, try that site again at a different time or on a different day; if it still does not work, please report the problematic link to the NOPD.

Vascular Plant Families

Angiosperm Phylogeny Website
http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/APweb/welcome.html
A website that summarizes the current phylogenetic classification of angiosperm orders and families, compiled by Peter Stevens, University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden. This website includes phylogenetic trees, order and family descriptions, a list of genera in each family, some images, and a glossary with chemical compounds and their diagrams. This is the classification followed by the Northern Ontario Plant Database. Botany students should become very familiar with this website.

Botany Photo of the Day
http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/
Subscribing to this free website from the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research will bring a new botanical image to your computer screen each day. A great way to start each day! This site also provides access to numerous excellent images of previous Botany Photos of the Day.

Families of Flowering Plants
http://delta-intkey.com/angio/www/index.htm
A DELTA database of technical family descriptions written by L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz. An important reference for plant taxonomy students.

Flora of North America
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
The definitive work on North American vascular plants and bryophytes, published in 30 volumes. See this link to a list of families with published treatments; click on a family name to see the online descriptions and keys to the species. Illustrations of many species are included, as well as distribution maps of each species. The Northern Ontario Plant Database follows the nomenclature used by FNA. As new volumes are published, the nomenclature in our database will be revised accordingly. One advantage of the online version of this resource is that illustrations appear screen-size, rather than half-page size, as in the printed volumes.

Flowering Vascular Plant Families
http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/apg_fpfamilies.htm
An indispensable website for all botany students with the best plant images on the web, by Gerald D. Carr at the University of Hawaii. This is another website that should be bookmarked and visited often by botany students. The link above provides access to the families according to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, which we follow, but access based on other classifications is also presented.

PhytoImages
http://www.phytoimages.siu.edu/
A comprehensive website from Southern Illinois University that presents numerous scanned, digital, and microscopic images of plants. Select by Order, listed along the left margin, or click on the button Image by Family to access the list of angiosperms, gymnosperm, and pteridophyte families.

Plant Image Collection
http://persoon.si.edu/PlantImages/imageFrames.cfm?CFID=215413&CFTOKEN=75092459
An excellent library of over 21,000 images of plant species and habitats, from the Smithsonian Institution. Images are intended for public and professional, non-commercial use.

Plant Systematics.org
http://www.plantsystematics.org/
An extremely useful collection of plant images, including habit shots, close-ups, scanned herbarium specimens, botanical illustrations, cladograms, and keys, compiled by biologists at Cornell University.

The C.V. Starr Virtual Herbarium - International Plant Science Center
http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/userguide.asp
A searchable database from the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), offering scanned images from the 750,000 herbarium specimens housed at NYBG.

Vascular Plant Image Gallery - Digital Flora of Texas
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/gallery.htm
An comprehensive collection of vascular plant images, mainly from the Southwest, arranged alphabetically by family. Compiled by the Bioinformatics Group, Texas A & M University.


 
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