Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration. Also contains photographs, artwork and links to taxonomic literature. Search or browse by resource type, geography, collection or herbarium
The Global Plants database contains more than two million high-resolution type specimens. Plant type specimens are in great demand for scientific study because of their pivotal role as original vouchers of nomenclature. They also act as a historical record of changes in various flora.
The specimens have been hand-selected and meticulously digitized by partner herbaria with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.