WWW-Resurser
  • Introduction to the Plantae
    Part of the Berkely Phylogeny of Life site. Information available about the fossil record, life history and ecology, morphology, and systematics.
  • Plant and Animal Phylogeny Exercise
    Designed for a university biology course, this site offers an overview of phylogeny, taxonomy, and the five kingdoms, plus super interactive phylogenetic diagrams for the plants and animals. Links to a gopher menu with photos of many taxa.
  • The Plant Kingdom
    Main plant page in the Natural Perspectives site.
  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
    There is a nice plant exhibit under displays.
  • Green Plants
    Main plants page for the terrific Tree of Life site.
  • Biology of Plants Tentative Schedule
    The opening page of this site is a syllabus for a university botany class. Each lecture topic is hypertext to some fairly extensive information. See also Plants and Human Affairs and Plant Physiology, from the same university.
  • Photosynthesis Directory
    Thorough overview of photosynthesis, with diagrams.
  • Plantae: Morphology Table
    Still under construction, but it should be excellent. It will show a gametophyte and a sporophyte for each Division. Stay tuned...a star is pending!
  • PLANTS Project
    A wonderful resource! This searchable plant and fungi database from the USDA lets you query and generate reports for taxonomic information. You can also search for information on wetland plants, endangered and threatened plants, economically important plants, and more.
  • Medicinal and Poisonous Plant Databases
  • Plant and Herb Index
    Part of an on-line version of a book called A Modern Herbal by M. Grieve, this index contains more than 800 herbs alphabetical by common name. Each entry has a bit of biological information such as description, habitat, and the occassional Latin name. Extensive information about medicinal uses of the herbs, and their cultivation and sale. Indices of poisonous plants and recipes as well as a word search are available. From Botanical.com.
  • Internet Directory for Botany
    LOTS of links. Categories include: Arboreta and Botanical Gardens, Botanical Societies, Botanical Museums, Herbaria, Natural History Museums, Checklists and Floras, Taxonomical Databases, Vegetation, Conservation and Threatened Plants, Economic Botany, Gardening, Images, Journals, Literature Databases, Link Collections, Listservers and Newsgroups, Lower Plants and Fungi, Paleobotany, Palynology, Pollen, Software, Vascular Plant Families, and more. An alphabetical index of all links and a search engine are available. 
  • Plant Ecology and Botany
    Long list of links in the following categories: WWW search, institutions, software, palaeobotany, bibliographies/reference/indices, botanical gardens, flowing plants flora, and images.
  • Endangered Species Homepage
    From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. General information about federally listed species, plus status and some biology and/or images for each endangered or threatened species. Click here to jump right to the list of non-flowering plants or flowering plants.
  • Endangered Species
    From the Royal British Columbia Museum. Lots of biological information about the species on this "red list," and the taxonomic groups they belong to.
  • Vascular Plants
    From: ASSESSMENT OF SPECIES DIVERSITY IN THE MIXEDWOOD PLAINS ECOZONE
  • Assateague Plants
    Offers an overview of the plants of four common eastern coastal habitats: ocean shore, brackish and freshwater marshes, thicket and maritime forests, and bay-side salt marsh. Photos and information
  • Scrub Desert Vegetation
    Phots and information about the Chihuahua Desert.
  • Common Wetland Plants of Colorado
    Covers several common grasses, trees, shrubs, and herbs. An illustration and a few words about each species.
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Plant Taxonomy

  • PLANTS Project
    A wonderful resource! This searchable plant and fungi database from the USDA lets you query and generate reports for taxonomic information. You can also search for information on wetland plants, endangered and threatened plants, economically important plants, and more.
  • Systematic Botany and Mycology- USDA
    "USDA's Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, your source for taxonomic and nomenclatural information on plants and fungi, host-fungus distributions, mycological bibliographies, and information about fungal specimens in the National Fungus Collections."
  • Biotia of North America Program (BONAP)
    "Providing assistance with biogeography, taxonomy, and nomenclature for the North American biota." Click on "WWW Applications" for demo projects such as county-level mapping, and browsing/checklists for selected families. You can also download a nomenclature database.
  • The Virtual Foliage Homepage: Plant Systematics Directory
    Part of a larger set of images from the University of Wisconsin, this collection of photos is used in teaching plant systematics.
  • Plant Taxonomy
    This site is a syllabus for a college course. Contains lecture notes about taxonomic principles, as well as information about selected families of plants.
  • Vascular Plant Families
    "This is a collection of descriptions and captioned images of vascular plant families for use in instruction. The images are all in color and are 400 x 600, 600 x 400, or 400 x 400 pixels in size. More than 225 families are represented among the several hundred images in this category." Flowering and non-flowering families included.
  • Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium
    Searchable database of validly published suprageneric names (ranks above the rank of genus) for vascular plants.
  • Vascular Plant Family Nomenclature
    "What is presented here are a full listing of all validly published (and thus both legitimate and illegimate)[family names]...An additional set of listings of accepted family name and synonymy, with authorship and dates of publication as I outline the families is also provided."
  • Checklist of Vascular Plant Families
    Posted by a college student. I find this site clearer and easier to use than the two more "official" vascular plant taxonomy sites listed above. May be a good place to start if you are not a botanist (like me!).
  • Data Catalog: Plant Type Page
    Gives taxonomic classification for many plants in shortgrass steps. Part of a dataset from a research project, so be sure to read this data aquisition policy

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Plant Images

  • The Virtual Foliage Homepage
    This site is put up by the Botany Department of the University of Wisconsin. It is the gateway to an absolutely HUGE collection of photos arranged in various directories on a gopher server. Includes photos of cyanobacteria, protists, fungi, and all the plant Divisions, plus photos and diagrams to illustrate life cycles, morphology, and physiology. 
  • University of Guelph Image Library: Plantae
    Nice collection of images arranged taxonomically on an anonymous FTP server. Technical problems like slow load time and frequent FTP error messages. Part of a larger collection of organism photos.
  • Vascular Plant Families
    "This is a collection of descriptions and captioned images of vascular plant families for use in instruction. The images are all in color and are 400 x 600, 600 x 400, or 400 x 400 pixels in size. More than 225 families are represented among the several hundred images in this category." Flowering and non-flowering families included.
  • Vascular Plant Image Gallery
    Another excellent collection of photos. Families are listed alphabetically. The one I examined offered several views of each species. Photos were fairly fast-loading.
  • University of Delaware Woody Plant Photos
    Extensive set of photos on a gopher menu in the following categories: braod-leaved evergreens, conifers, shrubs, trees, and small flowering trees. From the University of Delaware Botanic Garden. Also offers a search engine.
  • University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden
    Very nice photo gallery, accessable by Latin or common name. For the one plant I examined, there were several views and related links.
  • The National Plant Photographic Index
    From the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Featuers a photo gallery of Acacia, and one of rare and threatened Australian species. A search engine is available under the "Photographic records" option. See also Australian Plant Images, most from a digital camera.

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