The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" (May 18th 2012) will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation. The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. vifabio is supporting this campaign by collecting the most important internet sources together for you.
You will find more biological web resources in our Internet Guide - a catalogue of annotated and evaluated internet sites.
The Ginkgo pages are about the tree Ginkgo biloba and all its aspects. I created this site because of my fascination and respect for this unique tree, a living fossil, unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. It is the sole living link between the lower and higher plants, a symbol of longevity and is seen as one of the wonders of this world. Maybe you are fascinated too after reading my site. ... [Information of the supplier]
Conceived as a collaborative research project to provide access to habitat descriptions, photographs, observations, nomenclature, distribution maps, and other data on California's wild plants, Calflora is now the online gateway to information about California’s wild plants. The database provides: comprehensive habitat and distribution information for wild plants—over 7,660 native and introduced species; over 850,000 plant location observations; information on over 15,000 relationships between old and new plant names; access to over 30,000 photographs of California plants in the CalPhotos database (provided in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Digital Library Project); online tools that help users find, display, and download the information they need. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden has completed cataloging its gymnosperms from North America north of Mexico. These records represent those specimens collected in Greenland, Canada, and the United States (excluding Hawaii), and include non-native species cultivated in North America. Records of the following families are available for searching: Araucariaceae, Cephalotaxaceae, Cupressaceae, Ginkgoaceae, Pinaceae, Podocarpaceae, Taxaceae. ... [Information of the supplier]
Currently the Database provides basic information (sometimes only a name) for all species and higher-ranked taxa of the gymnosperms, i.e., conifers, cycads, and their allies. You enter the taxonomic tree at the Family level and then navigate to the Genus, Species or sometimes Variety levels. At each level, information on the taxon at hand is provided, along with bibliographic citations that will take you to more detailed information about the taxon. Navigation through the taxonomic tree is achieved with the help of Forms. (...) The database is also supported by a search engine, accessed on the home page. If you only know a species' common name, for example, or want to know where turpentine comes from, then the search engine is invaluable. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Wollemi Pine is one of the world's oldest and rarest tree species belonging to a 200 million year old plant family. It was known from fossil records and was presumed extinct until it was discovered in 1994 in the Wollemi National Park just outside Australia's largest city, Sydney. The mission of Wollemi Pine International is to conserve the Wollemi Pine for future generations and to raise awareness of conservation internationally. Through public participation, we will repopulate the Wollemi Pine and return royalties to fund conservation of the Pines in the wild and other threatened and endangered species. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Lovett Pinetum Charitable Foundation was established in 1996 to gain practical knowledge of the best methods for growing many species of pine trees under definded soil and climate conditions. Recently, the Foundation's mission has been expanded to include all conifer species at the Angelina and Alder Springs Units. ... [Information of the supplier]
Die Seite des Ginkgo Museums Weimar dreht sich rund um das lebende Fossil Ginkgo biloba, den Ginkgo-Baum. Man erfährt nützliches über seine Kultivierung und Zucht, über die möglichen (Heil-) Wirkungen und Anwendungen der Pflanze und kann selbst Ginkgo- Samen zur Zucht erwerben, die dazu gehörigen Informationen und Experten-Tipps gibt es hier ebenfalls. ... [Redaktion vifabio]
Welcome to the intriguing world of Cycads, survivors from before the dinosaurs! The Cycad Pages provide Web access to a botanical database developed from The World List of Cycads, with a page for every known cycad. The cycads are a small group of plants with many unique features, an ancient origin and a very long history. Cycads are known to have lived in the Permian era, over 200 million years ago - even before the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Although once abundant across the globe, the cycads are now greatly reduced in both numbers and distribution. There are now about 250 species in 11 genera, compared to possibly 300,000 species of flowering plants, the group that now dominates the world vegetation. All cycads are tropical or subtropical and each genus has a restricted geographical range. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
This photo collection depicts the cones of dozens of conifer species from around the world, with detailed indication of the origin of the specimens. Some of them are taken from trees cultivated in the Arboretum de Villardebelle in southern France, others were collected in the wild. [Editorial staff vifabio]
The Christmas Tree Genetics Program strives to improve the growth, quality and pest resistance of Christmas tree species important to North Carolina including Fraser fir, Virginia pine, Eastern white pine and Eastern redcedar. It also screens new species and is conducting genetic conservation efforts for Fraser fir, a globally threatened species. ... [Information of the supplier]