RESOURCE: Global Plants

global-plants-lp520x300Global Plants  is a community-contributed database with more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images found worldwide, many digitized from glass slides.  These contributions are through the Global Plants Initiative (GPI), an international undertaking by leading herbaria to digitize and make available plant type specimens and other holdings. It  also includes expedition travelogues, letters, photographs, botanical paintings and drawings, a nd reference works, with links to related research articles on JSTOR. The image viewer feature examines and measures plant specimens and savable in “MyPlants.” It does cost and use you use their calculator to estimate the cost for your institution. (note: did you know JSTOR resources  are free in Africa and many other developing countries!)

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