List of Selected Botanically Related

Internet Addresses

Modified from an appendix in Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas; copyright 1999 BRIT and Austin College. Last updated 25 September 2001.

This list is being updated regularly and a version will be published in the Illustrated Flora of East Texas.

The following list of internet addresses is intended to provide an entry point into what is a very large and constantly changing pool of information of interest to botanists; it is by no means an attempt at a comprehensive listing. Some of the addresses will soon be outdated, while others are likely to be constant for significant periods of time. One of the major advantages to botanists of this information explosion is that extensive information is accessible from one's desk even without access to major botanical libraries or institutions. This is particularly important to botanists at small colleges and universities. The addresses below have been obtained from the internet, Miller, N.G. and J.E. Arriagada (2000), and from unpublished lists by N.G. Miller, Jorge E. Arriagada, and Rahmona Thompson.

The web addresses below are divided into the following categories (the categories are intended for convenience; there are many other ways in which the material could have been organized):

Botanical Organization
Projects, & Institutions
Plant Images Tools Useful to Botanists Useful Non-botanical Tools Links/Directories/Web Servers Texas Botany Gardening, Horticulture, etc. Conservation Poisonous & Medicinal Plants

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I. Botanical Organizations, Projects, and Institutions

Alien Plant Webpage---The Alien Plant Working Group

American Forests

American Society of Plant Taxonomists (home page and to find addresses of members)

The Ancient Cross Timbers Project

Bioinformatics Working Group---Texas A&M University

Biota of North America Program (BONAP)

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

Botanical Society of America

Cornell University Botanical Garden

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

Flora of North America

Generic Flora of the Southeastern United States Project

Gray Herbarium of Harvard University

International Association for Plant Taxonomy

International Organization for Plant Information

Jepson and University of California at Berkeley Herbaria

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Missouri Botanical Garden

National Biological Information Infrastructure

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)

New York Botanical Garden

Ohio State Main Plant Page

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

Plants for the Future (a resource center for edible and other useful plants)

Plant Resources Center---University of Texas-Austin

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Sida, Contributions to Botany

Smithsonian Institution Botany Department

Texas A&M University Tracy Herbarium

Texas Agricultural Extension Service (County Offices)

Texas Agricultural Extension Service (Research Centers)

Texas Botanical Garden Society

Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife

Texas Forest Service

Tree of Life (information about phylogeny and biodiversity)

Texas Nature Conservancy

University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) Web Lift to Taxa (general information on plant groups)

University of Michigan Herbarium

University of Texas Herbaria

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Botany

Wildland Invasive Species Program---The Nature Conservancy


II. Plant Images

Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery (for plant images)

Aquatic, Wetland, and Invasive Plant Line Drawings

Biological Image File

Botanical Images Catalog---The Smithsonian Institute

Carnivorous Plant Images

Horticultural and Food Crop Images

Horticultural Plant Images

Linnaean Herbarium Specimen Images

Medical Plant Images

Plant Image Gallery

Plant Images (Steve's Photos)

Smithsonian Institution Botany Department (botanical illustrations)

Virtual Foliage Home Page (plant images)


III.Tools Useful to Botanists

A. Databases Including Plant Names/Nomenclature

Alien Plant Database---Alien Plant Working Group

Aquatic, Wetland, and Invasive Plant Database

Arabidopsis---The Definitive Website

The Botanic Sorting Machine---Information on Taxonomy and Plant Geography

Botanical Collectors Database (information on plant collectors)

Botanical Databases at the Smithsonian Institution

Checklist (synonymized) of Vascular Flora North of Mexico (a checklist and more; BONAP/Kartesz data from 1998)

Families of Flowering Plants (detailed family descriptions-geography, biochemistry, anatomy, pollination, etc.)

Flora Europaea Database

Flora2k --- Biodiversity on the Internet (to access nomenclatural and family information)

Flowering Plant Gateway (for plant family information)

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

Gray Herbarium Card Index (to find scientific names)

Index Herbariorum (Database of U.S. Institutions)

Index Nominum Genericorum

Index Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium Project

Integrated Taxonomic Information System Database Query

International Organization for Plant Information (database of plant databases)

International Organization for Plant Information--- Global Plant Checklist, Provisional

International Plant Name Index

Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

New York Botanical Garden (searchable databases)

Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Plant Chromosome Numbers Database

Plant-Link (search engine for plant information)

Plants for the Future (a species database of useful plants)

PLANTS National Database (USDA)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Databases

TreeBASE---A Database of Phylogenetic Knowledge

TROPICOS (Worldwide Nomenclature Database-Missouri Botanical Garden)

Vascular Plant Family Names in Current Use

World Species Index

B. Floras

Arkansas Vascular Plants

Louisiana Grasses

C. Plant Taxonomic Material /Rules

American Society of Plant Taxonomist Membership List (to located botanists)

Association of Systematics Collections (information on collection standards )

Authors of Plant Names (standard Brummitt & Powell abbreviations)

Biological Nomenclature in the 21st Century

Code Based on a Phylogenetic (cladistic) Theme

DELTA (Descriptive Language for Taxonomy)

Draft BioCode (1997): the prospective international rules for the scientific names of organisms

Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI)

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Tokyo Code)

Plant Taxonomists Online (to find addresses)

World Taxonomists Database

World Wide Plant Family Identifier

D. Searching the Botanical Literature

AGRICOLA database---National Agricultural Library (to search for journal articles, etc.)

Index to American Botanical Literature (excellent source of information about American botany reference)

Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature (excellent source of botany references going back to 1970)


IV. Useful Non-botanical Tools

Austin College Abell Library---Virtual Library

Careers in Botany---Botanical Society of America)

Cartographic Links for Botanists

CIA World Fact Book (maps and information about countries worldwide)

Environmental News Network

Geographic Names Browser

Geographic Names Information System

Government Webpages Database (searches over 1.5 million government and military webpages)

MLA (Modern Language Association) (How to cite electronic sources)

National Atlas of the United States

Translation Service/AltaVista (to translate material to or from various languages)


V. Links/Directories/Web Servers

Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server or

Biodiversity Related Web Sites (a links page)

Botanical Databases at the Smithsonian Institution

Botanical Society of America Botany Related WWW Sites

Botany Journals Webpage (links to journals on the web)

Botany Resources

Internet Directory for Botany

Major WWW and Internet botany addresses (numerous sites)

Noxious Weed Webpage (links to many noxious weed web sites)

Plant Systematics and Evolution Links

Search Engine for Plant related Questions

Scott's Botanical Links

Vegetation Maps from All Regions of the World

Virtual Library: Botany

Virtual Library---Evolution (Biosciences)

Wildflower Links

World Species List (links to plant sites around the world)


VI. Texas Botany

Benny Simpson’s Native Texas Trees

Big Thicket National Preserve

Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Texas

Endemics Checklist for Texas

Flora of Texas Consortium

Herbarium Specimen Browser (over 130,000 Texas herbarium specimens online)

Illustrated Flora of East Texas Project

Illustrated Texas Floras Project

Native Plant Society of Texas

Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas

Texas Big Tree Registry

Texas Department of Agriculture

Texas Mints (some images and descriptions)

The Vascular Flora of Madison County, Texas

Wildflowers in Texas (images)


VII. Gardening/Horticultural/Agricultural/Pratical Information (Applied Botany)

Common Names with their Scientific Names

Distributed Network of Agricultural-related information

Encyclopedia of (horticultural information)

Forestry Information and Links

Forestry Resources

Genus of the Month

Orchid Weblopedia

Plant Trivia Timeline

Seed Exchange

Seed Resources

Tree Descriptions for 680 Trees

Trees in North America

Virtual Garden (a lot of gardening information)

What Are All Those Dead Plants For, Anyway?


VIII. Conservation

Biodiversity Worldmap

Bionet-International---Global Network for Taxonomy in Developing Countries

Center for Biological Diversity Website

Center for Conservation Biology Network

Champion Trees Webpage

Convention on Biological Diversity Website

Endangered Species and International Trade

Endangered and Threatened Species

Environmental Protection Agency

Global Environmental Facility Website

Globally Threatened Trees

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad Website---a Costa Rican Organization

National Register of Big Trees

Native Plant Conservation Initiative

Native Prairies Association of Texas

Natural Area Preservation Association

Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plant Materials Program

Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plant Materials Program, East Texas Office

Nature Conservancy

Sierra Club

Texas Committee on Natural Resources

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Texas Nature Conservancy

Virtual Library of Ecology, Biodiversity and the Environment

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Worldwatch Institute


IX. Poisonous and Medicinal Plants

Medicinal and Economic Botany Links

Medicinal Plants---Images, Classic Publications and Resources

Poisonous Plant Links

Poisonous Plants Information System-Canada

Poisonous Plants Webpage---Cornell University


All text and images on this page copyright 2001, George M. Diggs, Jr.