Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)

Selected Botanical WWW Sites

These WWW links are useful to our staff for their in work in plant systematics and herbarium collection care. The list is not intended to be comprehensive. For comprehensive indices of botanical/biological sites see the Botanical/Biological Resources Link Directories section.

QUICK LINKS: The Plant List IPNI (Int'l Plant Names Idx) GBIF GRIN Atlas of Florida VP
Index Herbariorum ING (Idx. Nom. Genericorum) ITIS (Integ. Taxo. Info. Sys.) PLANTS APG TROPICOS (VP of Americas)

Aquatic Plants

Bibliographies and Library Resources (including on line texts)

Botanical/Biological Resources - Link Directories

Botanist Information and Addresses, Botanical/Museum Societies and Associations

Collecting Permits and Legal Issues

Collection Conservation, Care and Management

Cultivated/Ornamental/Landscape Plants

Cultivated/Ornamental/Landscape Plants - Florida Nurseries

Economic Botany (incl. Ethnobotany, Edible, and Useful Plants; see also Poisonous Plants)

Endangered Species

Floras, Atlases, Checklists

Florida Botanical/Biological Resources

Geographic Information, Gazeteers and Mapping Software


Herbarium Collections - Specimen and Type Specimen Catalogs

Hundreds of herbaria have on line collection information and databases. The list below is only a small selection. The Index Herbariorum search form includes URL links for many herbaria.

Herbarium Methodologies

Mailing Lists

Molecular (DNA) Databases

Plant Families: Descriptions and Information

Plant Families and Special Plant Groups
  Descriptions and Information (By Family or Special Plant Group)

Plant Scientific Names and Authorities (see also Plant Families and Special Groups, above)

Plant scientific names are a core part of the language of plant systematics. Choosing the correct scientific name to use may be challenging. Everything is shifting rapidly in plant nomenclature and there is not always agreement on names. There are no official lists for most groups, although some are fairly well settled. There may be multiple valid names to select from depending on how the researcher wants to lump or split species, subspecies, varieties and forms, and divide clades. The context and purpose of the publication or catalog may also play an important role.

Poisonous Plants