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Virtual Field Herbarium : The tropical plant field guide
Title: Virtual Field Herbarium : The tropical plant field guide
Title abbreviated: Virtual Field Herbarium
Creator: University <Oxford> / Department of Plant Sciences
Contributor: Ghana's Forest Service and Biodiversity Unit; Limbe Botanical and Zoological Gardens Cameroon; Grenada Forestry Department
Abstract: For most people, it is hard work to identify tropical forest plants with a scientific name, especially out in the field, whether on the farm by the road-side or in the forest. There are so many species and, compared to European plants, relatively little is published that can be used to identify them in the tropics. We hope with this web site to help at various levels with the identification of living plants, especially but not only in equatorial regions. We include guidance, literature and a growing number of images to aid field guide production. By promoting field guide production and thus a greater understanding of plant diversity in the tropics, we hope we are contributing to the long-term sustainability of rural livelihoods and bringing more immediate socio-economic benefits. The Virtual Field Herbarium plant image gallery (VFH for short) is composed of images and linked data from (eco-)friendly researchers and artists. In effect, the VFH is a collaborative tool, with various methods for sifting through the collection, and should be useful in itself for identifying plants, at least in the regions where we have collaborators. Like all aspects of this site, it is still young and growing. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Plants noted for their flowers (582.13)
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Spatial coverage: Torrid zones (Tropics)
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Picture databases;
Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-05-05
Metadata provider: UBFfm
URL of this vifabio-resource:
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