Botany (General)

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QK 10 Terminology, Notation, Abbreviations

Botanical Glossaries

Summary:
Botanical Glossaries "...gives access to glossaries of botanical terms on the Internet." Information within the site comes from the glossaries Flora of Australia and Flora of New South Wales, provided by the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) and the National Herbarium of New South Wales.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find a section of top links: (1) copyright; (2) top; (3) ABRS; (4) AHBG; (5) CPBR; (6) CSIRO; (7) ERIN; (8) library; (9) others; (10) contacts; (11) today; (12) mail; (13) navigate; (14) new; (15) search; and (16) help. The site's main page offers general site information, citation for sources of references, and a link to search the glossaries, whether with or without the ANBG gopher.
Users who select the "search glossaries" link will find a WAIS gopher search page with a keyword entry field. Submitting information then produces a results page, offering access to both of the chosen glossary sources for the site. A user should select the source of choice and will then find the requested term displayed with its definition. Users who select the ANBG gopher search method will find a complete site directory displayed; selecting a glossary title then reveals its complete contents. A user should scroll to view the listings, to find his requested term and its definition.
The site is sponsored by Jim Croft; Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG); Canberra, Australia.
To Search:
Select search method from site's main page; follow screen links to desired entries.

QK11 Nomenclature

Glossary of Roots of Botanical Names

Summary:
Glossary of Roots of Botanical Names contains over 1000 word roots found within botanical names and is a division of the WWW site, GardenGate, which "...offers gardeners and nature lovers links to useful and interesting sites around the world as well as a growing collection of original materials."
At the top of the site, the user can access the homepage of GardenGate, the site sponsor, and can read through general site information. An alphabetical index provides access to site records; selecting a letter category reveals its holdings, viewed by scrolling. Each word root is identified with its meaning and, in some cases, original translation. Some word roots also feature a word containing the root, offered as an example.
The site is maintained by Karen Fletcher and is sponsored by said author and PrairieNet; Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
To Search:
Select letter category from index; scroll to view category holdings.

Gray Herbarium Index of New World Plants

Summary:
The Gray Herbarium Index of New World Plants is the main database of the Gray Herbarium, a division of the Harvard University Herbarium, which "...houses one of the largest comprehensive collections of dried plant and fungal specimens in the world..." and offers approximately 5 million specimens for observation and study. The Gray Herbarium contains almost 2 million specimens, offering a worldwide scope, especially reflective of North American plants, as well as those of the West Indies and Mexico. The collection contains "...holotypes, syntypes, and isotypes of species...."
Upon accessing the index, the user will find three major links. The first, "Search Gray Herbarium Card Index" produces a query page will several search fields: (1) basionym/synonym table; (2) four main fields, each offering 25 options; (3) number of matches; and (4) output (query/download). Users should submit data to fields and select search options. Users should then scroll to view search results. Data within entries will vary according to submitted criteria, but data will reflect the following subjects, in terms of plant requests: (1) full taxonomy (family, genus, species, and variety); (2) new combintations presence and description; (3) new status data; (4) author of data; (5) bibliography for data; (6) type classification; (7) infraspecific names; (8) basionyms; (9) replaced synonyms; (10) nomenclatural synonyms; and (11) type specimen data.
"Index Structure" offers a detailed discussion of the database's contents and entry formats. "History" discusses the conception of the Gray Herbarium Index, as well as its purpose and the scope of its contents. Users should scroll to view either of these documents.
The site is sponsored by the Gray Herbarium, a division of the Harvard University Herbarium; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
To Search:
Submit data to search fields; scroll to view search results.

PLANTS National Database

Summary:
"The PLANTS National Database provides a single source of standardized information about plants. PLANTS provides standardized plant names, symbols and other plant attribute information. This standardized information permits scientists and other persons interested in plants across disciplines to freely exchange accurate plant-related information because they are all using the same plant names and symbols."
Portions of the information included in this database is copyrighted and therefore is subject to some copyright restrictions.
Query results will provide a report for all matching entries, with links to a Full Report on a Single Plant, which includes common name(s) and scientific name, Family, known Synonyms, Distribution, Wetlands Information and a link to Reference Information.
The PLANTS National Database is coordinated by the National Plant Data Center (NPDC), the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Biological Conservation Sciences Division.
To Search:
Select 'Access 'Database, then 'Query Databases'. Use the accessible form "to query the database about plants by name. The form will accept Scientific Name, Common Name, plant Symbol, Family, or Genus. Wild cards are permitted when specifying the plant name. [A] query can include the entire database, or it can be limited to specific U. S. states or possessions. If the database returns a report, additional links are built for each plant listed which include additional information about the plant."

QK 26 Biography (Collective)

Botanical Collectors

Summary:
Botanical Collectors is a part of the Harvard Herbarium and University Biological Collections WWW server; it is a site "...intended to serve as a standard for data entry of botanical specimen records and to fill a gap in the categories of standardized information currently available in electronic data format." The database of collectors comprises approximately 550,000 type specimens, which reflects 85 percent of all botanical type specimens in the United States.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find a search page for the collectors database offering the following fields: (1) name; (2) abbreviation; (3) reference; (4) dates; (5) country; (6) alternative name; (7) number of matches; and (8) connect fields. Links are also present to: (1) general site introduction; (2) sources of collections information; (3) field explanations; (4) spelling of names information; (5) availability of database; (6) acknowledgments; (7) references; (8) comments area; and (9) e-mail the site creator. Users should fill in applicable search fields.
Results will be a list of collectors, alphabetized by name. Selecting a name produces the complete record: (1) name (last, first, middle initial); (2) dates ( birth and death, or collection dates); (3) abbreviation (of collector's name, as it appears on specimen labels); (4) reference (source of information); (5) country (where collecting occurred); (6) group (area of specialization); (7) alternative name (of collector); (8) comments area (number of collections, collection localities, etc.); (9) record number ( from HUH database); and (10) last edit (with date noted).
The site is sponsored by the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH); Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
To Search:
Fill in search fields within main page; select name from results list to view complete record.

Index of Botanical Authors

Summary:
A gopher index to biographical data on selected botanists. Record includes year(s) of birth and/or death, or dates of professional activity, as well as the country of birth, or fieldwork. The standardized abbreviation and full name of the individual is also included, when known.
Gopher site and index maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
To Search:
Enter the surname of individual; browse entries.

QK 46.5.E4 Special Topics A-Z. Electronic Data Processing

IOPI Database of Plant Databases (DPD)

Summary:
The IOPI Database of Plant Databases (DPD) is a "...global list of plant databases...[and] contains virtually no plant data as such, but serves to put [the user] in contact with the projects that do [provide such data]." Entries within the site concern higher plants databases, of which there are three kinds: (1) taxonomic databases, with "systematic information on families or genera, or for Flora projects; (2) collection catalogues, usually of herbaria; and (3) DELTA datasets (Description Language for Taxonomy) reflecting identification, key construction, and the generations of descriptions formatted for character data.
The site's main page reflect two major actions: (1) query the DPD, and (2) register a new database with the DPD. The first option allows for searching through three methods. The first allows users to view the entire database, ordered by database name, host name, or host country. Users can also search the DPD via a keyword field that searches all entries with this data. Likewise, users can search for records, based on specific fields: database, record, host, address, city, state, country, postcode, contact, and phone. A value search field is also provided, where users enter information of choice.
Once matching records are produced, they reflect the following for each database: name (which is the direct link to the WWW); host facility or institution; city and country; and contact person's name. The second major action of the site, registering a database with DPD, occurs through a provided form. Users fill in entry fields and submit the data, thereby creating an addition.
The site is maintained by the International Organization for Plant Information; Charles Sturt University; Bathurst, Australia.
To Search:
Select "query" option from site's main page. Submit data to entry fields or choose searching method link. Resulting entries will display titles and information; titles are direct links to the WWW.

QK 51 Study and Teaching. Research. General Works

Internet Directory for Botany: University Departments, Other Institutes

Summary:
The Internet Directory for Botany: University Departments, Other Institutes, sponsored by the Botanical Museum at the University of Helsinki. Within the directory are university departments of botany and biology, as well as institutes and projects dedicated to these subjects. Departments of plant pathology, botanical museums, herbaria, and natural history museums are also available through the site, but in a separate area.
At the top of the site's first page, users will find access points to subject areas of the directory, as well as outside links for comprehensive lists of university departments in the biological sciences on the WWW. Below this introductory panel are the six major geographic areas within the site: Africa; Asia; Australia and New Zealand; Europe; Latin America; and North America, including Canada and the United States. Each region or nation's title is a direct link to its respective area within the site.
Once the user has selected a region or focal nation, the screen will display an alphabetical listing of WWW sites for that area. Within large geographic designations, no particular countries exist as subcategories, so users must browse through entries to find the desired records. Individual site entries display: the site's full title; the site's geographical location (usually a city); and in some cases, a description of the site's content. Titles are direct electronic links to the WWW and their respective sites.
The directory is maintained by the Botanical Museum and Finnish Museum of Natural History, located at the University of Helsinki; Helsinki, Finland.
To Search:
Select subject or geographic location of interest from top of site's first page. Then browse through listings; titles are link to their sites. Or browse through directory to view contents.

QK 71 Botanical Gardens. General Works

Internet Directory for Botany: Arboreta and Botanical Gardens

Summary:
Internet Directory for Botany: Arboreta and Botanical Gardens is an alphabetical directory to WWW sites concerning arboreta and botanical gardens worldwide. The site is a division of the Internet Directory for Botany (IDB), a service of the Botanical Museum of the Finnish Museum of Natural History.
At the top of the site, users will find a link to immediately access the botanical gardens section of the site. Within the top portion of the site are the arboreta listings, organized alphabetically by title. For each entry, the site contains the title, a description of site content, and a provision, noting the site sponsor or server. Listings within the botanical gardens portion of the site follow this same format; users will note that entries here are grouped according to nation of location. Within a given country, site titles are alphabetized. In all cases, users should scroll to view site contents. Titles of sites are direct links to the WWW.
Following the conclusion of site listings, the user will find a listing of all IDB subject topics; titles are direct links to their respective sites. Likewise, access is provided to the IDB homepage, new additions area, search engine, and mirroring system. A keyword search field is also given for specialized queries.
The site is maintained by Raino Lampinen; Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History; Helsinki.
To Search:
Scroll to view site contents; titles are direct links to the WWW.

QK 75 Herbariums. General Works

Internet Directory for Botany: Botanical Museums, Herbaria, Natural History Museums

Summary:
Internet Directory for Botany: Botanical Museums, Herbaria, Natural History Museums is an alphabetical directory to WWW sites for botanical museums, herbaria, and natural history museums worldwide. The site is a division of the Internet Directory for Botany (IDB), a service of the Botanical Museum of the Finnish Museum of Natural History.
At the top of the site, users will find links to the major geographical divisions of the site: (1) Africa; (2) Asia; (3) Australia and New Zealand; (4) Europe; (5) Latin America; and (6) North America (Canada; United States). Selecting a regional link accesses its holdings within the site; users can also scroll to view site contents. Within a given region, site entries are alphabetized, each reflecting: (1) site title; (2) a description of site content; and (3) a provision, noting the site sponsor or server. Titles of sites are direct links to the WWW.
Following the conclusion of site listings, the user will find a listing of all IDB subject topics; titles are direct links to their respective sites. Likewise, access is provided to the IDB homepage, new additions area, search engine, and mirroring system. A keyword search field is also given for specialized queries.
The site is maintained by Raino Lampinen; Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History; Helsinki.
To Search:
Scroll to view site contents or use regional links to access particular site holdings. Titles of sites are direct links to the WWW.

QK 86.E85 Plant Conservation. Rare Plants. Endangered Plants. By Region or Country, A-Z. Europe

Threatened Plants of the World (Europe)

Summary:
Threatened Plants of the World (Europe) is a division of the WCMC Species Program, sponsored by the World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC). The site aloows users to search for information on threatened plants within Europe, reflecting data from the IUCN Red List, "...a compilation of species categorized as critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable according to IUCN Categories of Threat."
The site's main page offers a link to the WCMC Species Program, as well as two supporting documents: overview and threat categories. Likewise, the page provides four database search fields: (1) all species; (2) family; (3) species; and (4) common. Users should select one of the four search fields; a keyword search page then appears. Submitting information activates a second search page, which features several search fields: (1) taxonomic family; (2) threat category (six options); and (3) country table. Making selections here then reveals the Red List of threatened species for that region. Users should scroll to view entries here, reflecting: (1) family name; (2) taxonomic name; (3) common name(s); and (4) threat status.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to: (1) a list of other conservation databases; (2) WCMC contact information and an e-mail area; and (3) WCMC homepage and comments area. The site is sponsored by the World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC); Cambridge, UK.
To Search:
Select database search field; fill in keyword field. Fill in second search page fields; scroll to view resulting entries.

QK 86.U86 Plant Conservation. Rare Plants. Endangered Plants. By Region or Country, A-Z. United States

Critical Plant Taxa

Summary:
Critical Plant Taxa is an information resource of the Texas A&M University Bioinformatics Working Group (TAMU BWG), which "...includes campus faculty, staff, and students with a research interest in the expression of biodiversity data using new information technologies." The group's research projects "...focus on WWW-based floristics with special emphasis on application of herbarium specimen data, nomenclatural expression and alignments, and mapped visualization."
At the top of the site is a link to the TAMU BWG homepage, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife WWW server, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Plant List, the Flowering Plant Gateway, and the BONAP Checklist. All data within the site comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Plant List; nomenclature references are based on the 1996 version of the BONAP Checklist. Users should scroll to view site contents; categories are presented alphabetically by the taxonomic family name.
Within a given plant family category, users will find the family name and a listing of genus members. Each category also displays its endangered species, listed alphabetically. Each plant is noted with: (1) taxonomic name; (2) distribution (locale); and (3) listing information from the Federal Register, detailing volume, issue, date, and size of the file. For all family names, a link is provided to the Flowering Plant Gateway for additional information, images, and searching. For some entries, the Federal Register title is a link to view the file of the plant in question.
The site is sponsored by the Texas A&M University Bioinformatics Working Group; Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas.
To Search:
Scroll to view site contents; both plant family names and citation titles provide access to further information.

QK 96 Classification. Nomenclature

The Families of Flowering Plants

Summary:
The Families of Flowering Plants consists of information generated from the DELTA database and is a part of the Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server at Cornell University, a server "...devoted to information of interest to systematists and other biologists of the organismic kind." The present site offers extensive taxonomic information for families of flowering plants.
Within the top portion of the main page, a user will find access to information on the DELTA database (DEscription Language for TAxonomy) via the triangle icon; older versions of the site can also be viewed through links in this area. The site's main page offers three major index links. The first," character list," offers a description of all fields represented within a database entry. Each field is noted with an extensive discussion and explanation of terminology. "Implicit attributes" discusses a list of attributes which are implicit within all descriptions; each item is noted with a full discussion: (1) habit and leaf form; (2) general anatomy; (3) leaf anatomy; (4) stem anatomy; (5) root anatomy; (6) inflorescence, floral, fruit, and seed morphology; (7) seeding; (8) physiology; (9) biochemistry; (10) peculiar feature; (11) geography; and (12) cytology.
The alphabetical directory of plant families is the last major area of the site index. Users should scroll to view family names; selecting a name then reveal its complete entry. Noted fields here are: (1) habit and leaf form; (2) leaf anatomy; (3) stem anatomy; (4) reproductive type and pollination; (5) inflorescence, floral, fruit, and seed morphology; (6) specific species list (offering name, varieties, and a description of all implicit attributes); (7) seeding; (8) physiology and biochemistry; (9) geography and cytology; (9) taxonomy; (10) economic uses; (11) illustrations (with links to view images); and (12) quotations.
At the bottom of the main page are the site citation, author information links, reference links, an acknowledements link, a link to the Interactive Identification Package, and a link to the DELTA homepage. The site is maintained by L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz; Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server; Cornell University; Ithaca, New York.
To Search:
Select plant family name from index listings; scroll to view taxonomic entry.

QK 99.A1A Medical Botany (General). General Works, Treatises, and Textbooks

Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants

Summary:
Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants [I], a member of the "Quick Bibliography Series of the National Agricultural Library," is intended "for current awareness, and as the title of the series implies..." is "not [an] indepth exhaustive" bibliography system of any subject. Citations are resources for recent research and bring the "literature of agriculture to the interested user...." Bibliographies are "derived from computerized on-line searches of the AGRICOLA data base. Timeliness of topic and evidence of extensive interest are the selection criteria." The site's creator "determines the purpose, length, and search strategy of the Quick Bibliography. Information regarding these is available upon request from the author/searcher."
Entries within the site include journal articles, books, and audiovisual materials. Specifications are given as to information provided within entries, to aid in searching. Instructions are also provided for requesting copies of bibliographies featured in the series.
The site is maintained by Jane Gates with the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center; the USDA National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.
To Search:
Browse through listings of bibliographies within site.

A Modern Herbal

Summary:
A Modern Herbal is the online version of the book, A Modern Herbal, published in 1931 and written by Mrs. M. Grieve. The work offers "...800 varieties of medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic herbs, including economic properties, cultivation and folklore." The site is a division of the Botanical. com WWW site.
The site's main page offers a link to a bibliography note on the site, as well as an introduction by the site's editor, discussing the site's sources and history. Steadman Shorter's Medical Dictionary (1942) is offered as a historical information resource, with links provided to portions of the book, poisons and antidotes, as well as weights and measures. Conversion tables for cooking, standard factors, and pots/soil factors are provided; a list of gardening/herbal links and usegroups is also given.
Users can access a common name index via the main page; selecting a letter from the alphabetical index displays common plant and herb names within the category. Selecting a plant name then reveals its complete entry: (1) common name; (2) botanical name; (3) name synonyms; (4) habitat; and (5) description. The "Word Search" link produces a search field for the site's text. Searches return common herb names containing search data; selecting an herb name then reveals its complete entry. "Index of Recipes" offers an alphabetical listing of 29 plants with recipes within the site; selecting a recipe title displays its respective text. "Index of Poisoons" displays a list of 44 herbs and plants with poisonous qualities; selecting a plant name displays its complete entry.
Within the main page, links are provided to a print version of the original text, as well as to the Botanical.com homepage. The site is sponsored by Botanical.com; UK.
To Search:
Select link of interest from site's main page; follow links to complete herb entries or other information.

QK 100.A1 Poisonous Plants. General Works, Treatises, and Textbooks

Cornell University Poisonous Plant Page

Summary:
The Cornell University Poisonous Plants Page is a "...rapidly growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals, and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis, and prevention or poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora...." Currently, the site is under expansion, so users will find some information not available for certain species, in which event, the site's creators have provided links to other WWW sites offering information.
Within the site's main page are a description of its contents, as well as three major links: (1) an alpabetical list of botanical names by genus and species; (2) type of poisons present; and (3) species of animals commonly affected. The first link reveals a list of botanical names of plants, each offered with its common name. Selecting a name reveals the complete record: (1) image/illustration of the plant; (2) description of plant; (3) toxins present; (4) symptoms of poisoning; (5) cures; (6) references for information; and (7) related WWW links. The site's second major link offers a list of plant toxins, grouped by subject/kind: alkaloids, alcohols and ketones; carbohydrates, chelating poisons, glycosides, lipids, metals, mycotoxins, phenolic toxicants, proteins and amino acids, resins, vitamins, and miscellaneous. Users should scroll to view plant toxin catgeories; selecting a subtopic reveals an information page on the toxin, containing: toxin description, toxin chemistry, research findings, and references for information.
The final major link, species of animals, produces a list of animal species. Selecting a topic here then reveals a list of poisonous plants for that animal. Selecting a plant species reveals its complete record page. At the bottom of the site's main page are links to other major poisonous plant information sites on the WWW, to the site's creators and providers of text and photographs, as well as to the Animal Science Department at Cornell University.
The site is sponsored by the Department of Animal Science; Cornell University; Ithaca, New York.
To Search:
Select subject link from main page; select plant name, animal species, or plant toxin to view complete record. Links also present to other poisonous plant sites on the WWW within main page.

Poisonous Plant Database

Summary:
Poisonous Plants Database "...is a set of working files of scientific information about the animal and human toxiology of vascular plants of the world. The initial files, created in 1994, are bibliographic. A checklist of names of vascular plants reported to be toxic was added in 1995."
Upon accessing the site, the user will find general information : creator contact information, a site description, keywords, a site disclaimer, and specifications for user comments and additions. Below this area, an alphabetical index is provided to the database; references are listed alphabetically by author name. Selecting a letter category displays a section of the Poisonous Plant Toxicity Bibliography. Entries reflect both books and journal articles. Within a book entry, the following is found: (1) author (last, first initial); (2) year of publication; (3) title; and (4) publisher information (name and location). For journal articles, the following is found: (1) author (last, first initial); (2) year of publication; (3) title; (4) journal title; (5) volume and issue numbers; and (6) page numbers.
Also present within the main page is a link to the Checklist of Plants Reported to be Toxic, accessible through the "Plant Names" link. Here, users will find an alphabetical list of plant names, each noted with its taxonomic name. The site is maintained by D. Jesse Wagstaff; USDA; Beltsville, Maryland.
To Search:
Select category from alpahbetical index; scroll to view entries. Or select "Plant Names" link to view poisonous plant taxonomic information.

QK 102 Aquatic Flora. General Works

Aquatic and Wetland Plant Database

Summary:
Copyrighted by the University of Florida, the Aquatic and Wetland Plant Database is part of the Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS). Designated for freshwater aquatic plants (including wetland varieties), the database "...includes citations for more than 43,000 research articles, books, and reports about aquatic plant ecology, physiology, utilization, and control. Items in many languages dating back to the 18th century are in this inclusive database."
Categories available for searching are viewed through the "Category and Keyword Use" link, found at the end of the main page. Here, users will find topics relating to plant life, ecology, taxonomy, pollution, and biological control. Below this listing, instructions are provided for specifying searches in any area. Scientific names and lower case letters are required for all search commands.
Required for this system are both a WWW browser and a telnet application. Before operating the databse, the user must set up browser options and specify the telnet application. Explicit instructions must be followed for logging on, searching the database, and exiting the system. A link is provided for downloading telnet software before entering the database. After three minutes of inactive activity, users are immediately timed out of the database.
The database is maintained and copyrighted by the University of Florida.
To Search:
Follow site instructions. WWW browser and telnet application required for entrance to listings.

Aquatic and Wetland Plant Glossary

Summary:
A companion to the Aquatic and Wetland Plant Database, the Aquatic and Wetland Plant Glossary is part of the Aquatic and Wetland Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS), developed by the University of Florida. The glossary provides definitions of terms found within this database.
Access to an abbreviations listing, reference sources, and glossary categories are also provided.
The site is maintained by Dave L. Sutton, Ph.D.; the University of Florida --IFAS; Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center.
To Search:
Select category from alphabetical listing. Choice reveals word index. Select word to submit search and view definition.

Aquatic Plant Growers/Sellers List

Summary:
The Aquatic Plants Growers/Sellers List is a service of the University of Florida and the Aquatic Plants Information Retrieval System (APIRS). It is designed to provide users with the names of Floridian growers and sellers of aquatic plants.
All site information is derived from the publication, The Aquatic Plant Locator , second edition, published in June, 1993 by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, located in Tallahassee, Florida. Instructions are given for ordering a copy of this publication.
Entries of growers/sellers contain: the name of the business or organization, a business address and phone number, and a specification of the business type.
The listing is maintained by the University of Florida.
To Search:
Browse through alphabetical listing of entries.

Aquatic Plant Manuals, Field Guides and Textbooks

Summary:
An "... annotated list of aquatic plant manuals...," the Aquatic Plant Manuals, Field Guides, and textbook site "... represents many of the manuals,taxonomic guides, and field guides for identifying aquatic plants in various areas of the world. Most items cited are part of the Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System collection." Most of the guides are tailored for specific geographic areas, but the creators state that users will find them helpful, regardless of one's location. Some of the titles are out-of-print or difficult to locate, thereby increasing their value. Site listings also include both textbooks and reference works in the field of aquatic plant science.
On the site's main page, users will find searching categories, alphabetized by the author's last name. Textbooks have a different link within the site. Entries for manuals and field guides include: the author's name (last, first initial); date of work's publication; title of the work; a special note (if applicable); location and name of publisher; and the number of pages.
A special feature of the entries is a summary of content, which reflects valuable reviews of the work, its importance within the aquatic plant science field, and the quality of illustrations.
The site is maintained by the University of Florida.
To Search:
For manuals and field guides, select alphabetical category of author's last name. Browse through entries. For textbooks, select its category and browse through listings.

Aquatic Plant Photographs

Summary:
This collection of images contains "...369 digitized color images of 192 species of aquatic and wetland plants." A group of five photographers compiled the images and owns copyrights to the contents of the site. However, the slides "...may be used in any type of educational media or non-commercial publication so long as [the following] acknowledgement is given:'Aquatic plant images provided by the Information Office of the University of Florida, IFAS, Center for Aquatic Plants (Gainesville).' "
The opening page presents a list of the 67 most requested plant images from the site. These can be downloaded, and slides of the images can be obtained, following site instructions. Plants are alphabetically listed by scientific name, but users can also find information through a common name listing.
Selecting from the main, scientific listing reveals an entry which contains a description of the plant and an image, which is linked to the downloading area.
The site is maintained by the University of Florida.
To Search:
Select from main site list; to download image, select plant photo. Or browse through scientific or common name lists and choose plant of interest.

QK 431 Geographical Distribution. Phytogeography. Australia. General Works

Plant Identification - A Basic Bibliography

Summary:
Plant Identification--A Basic Bibliography is a "...listing of books...and a very few journal papers, for basic botanical reference and plant identification....It is prepared for use by students, by the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBC)...This bibliography is intended for the non-specialist, and lists fairly broad-scale works." The site features "...useful references to help in identifying native and introduced plants and finding out about the Australian flora...."
Within the site's main page are links to general site information, found within the ANBC visitor information center, to a list of sources for aid in understanding plant identification, and contact information on the site's creator. Below this area, users will find the bibliography's table of contents, which lists the following topics: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Floras" (national; NSW/ACT); (3) "Books on Major Plant Groups" (listed alphabetically within group topic); (4) "Censuses"; (5) "Cultivated, Economic, and Useful Plants"; (6) "Reference Books on Taxonomy"; and (7) "Interactive Identification Resources."
Scrolling past the table of contents reveals the complete text of the bibliography; individual records within the bibliography offer the following information: (1) author(s) name (last, first initial); (2) title of the work; (3) publisher information (name and location); (4) year of publication; and (5) a description of the text's contents and scope.
The site is maintained by Bob Makinson; the Australian National Botanic Gardens; Canberra, Australia.
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General information links available at top of site page. To view contents of bibliography, scroll past table of contents.
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