Valuable websites

Here you can find some valuable websites for botanists. I understand that the list isn’t full, so if you have additions, please write us 

 African Plant Database

Botanical Art & Artists
The top compendium of botanical art past and present for botanical artists & illustrators of today & tomorrow

Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar

Conservation Steppes in Russia
The site is devoted to conservation, restoration and sustainable use of steppe ecosystems and steppe plant and animal species

Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD)
This metadatabase shall provide an overview of existing vegetation data worldwide, allow researchers to retrieve suitable data to prepare specific research, and thus enhance the awareness and application of this valuable but underestimated source of biodiversity information.

Global Plants
It is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.

Flora de Angola

Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial

Flora of Botswana

Flora of Caprivi

 Flora of Israel Online

Flora of Malawi

Flora of Mozambique

Flora of Zambia

Flora of Zimbabwe

Data and information about wild plants and the vegetation of Germany

Index Herbariorum
It is a database of all herbaria in the World, including their physical location, URL, contents (e.g., number and type of specimens), founding date, as well as names, contact information and areas of expertise of associated staff. 

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Life on chalk
The site is dedicated to the study and protection of ecosystems of chalk hills, outposts of majestic mountain ranges of Southern Eurasia.

LIFE-Nature Project “Pannonic Steppes and Dry Grasslands”

Namibia Biodiversity Database

Nature of Ukraine (Original name – “Природа України”) (mostly in Ukrainian)

Plant Science Today – Blog of the American Society of Plant Biologists
This blog is dedicated to facilitating an ongoing conversation around the importance and relevance of plant science around the globe.

Plantarium  (in Russian)
It is an open electronic atlas of plants and lichens of Russia and neighboring independent countries.

Plants 2020: Supporting the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

You can search for over 7000 edible and medicinal plants using a number of search criteria including: common and Latin names, keyword, family, habitat and use (medicinal, edible or other).

This website celebrates the plants of southern Africa.

 Pteridophytes of Africa

Southern African plant names and floristic details
This website provides access to South African plant names (taxa), specimens (herbarium sheets) and observations of plants made in the field (botanical records).

Swiss Web Flora
Wild Plants of Switzerland

The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

It is a tool for the botanical community that deals with plant names and their usage in the scientific literature, whether as a current name or synonym. APNI does not recommend any particular taxonomy or nomenclature.

The Digitised Flora of Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda & Burundi)
It provides an on-line database and information system for the vascular plants of Europe and the Mediterranean region, against an up-to-date and critically evaluated consensus taxonomic core of the species concerned.

It is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names. 

It provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

It is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).

All of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in Missouri Botanical Gardens’s electronic databases during the past 30 years are publicly available here. This system has nearly 1.3 million scientific names and over 4.4 million specimen records.

The website has created to bring together scientists – geobotanists and others who are interested in theoretical and applied researches of vegetation in Ukraine and abroad.

It is an international collaborative programme that provides the latest peer reviewed and published opinions on the accepted scientific names and synonyms of selected plant families. It allows you to search for all the scientific names of a particular plant, or the areas of the world in which it grows (distribution).