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.
World Economic Plants in GRIN is based on "World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference" (John H. Wiersema and Blanca León 1999). This publication provides essential reference data in a concise and readily accessible format for over 9,500 vascular plants of commercial importance in various parts of the world. It makes available to both scientists and nonscientists up-to-date scientific names for economically important vascular plants. It includes information garnered during more than two decades of nomenclatural research on economic plants by taxonomists of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS). ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas (SKUD) is a national reference network for data about Swedish cultivated plants. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas registers information about Swedish cultivated plants, their names, and their properties. A particular focal point of this database is the description of nomenclatural and taxonomic relationships. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
Ziel dieser Datenbank ist es, vorhandene Informationen zu alten Obstsorten zur Verfügung zu stellen, damit man a) Entscheidungshilfen hat für die Auswahl und Anpflanzung alter Obstsorten; b) unbekannte Sorten leichter bestimmen kann und c) Hintergrundinformationen über die Herkunft und Entstehung zur Verfügung hat. Mit den Farbtafeln der Obstsortendatenbank haben wir an unserer Streuobstwiese in Lemgo einen Obstsortenlehrpfad errichtet. Ziel ist es über die alten Obstsorten und ihren Wert zu informieren. Projekte dieser Art unterstützen wir. Auf Basis unserer Obstsortentafeln sind bundesweit bereits mehr als 10 Obstsortenlehrpfade errichtet worden. ... [Information des Anbieters]
The database provides detailed information on 670 agroforestry tree species in order to help field workers and researchers in selecting appropriate species for agroforestry systems and technologies. For each species, the database includes information on identity, ecology and distribution, propagation and management, functional uses, pests and diseases and a bibliography. ... [Information of the supplier]
BioPop is (1) a database of ecological and life-history traits of the plant species of the Central European Flora, and (2) an expert system based on this database and designed to support decision-making in landscape planning and nature conservation. You are able to test a prototype of BioPop now. Note that functions are limited. ... [Information of the supplier]
Locate plant species in cultivation around the world using our unique Plant Search. This database is compiled from lists of living collections submitted to BGCI by the world's botanic gardens. To protect rare species, the location of some plants cannot be displayed but you can make contact with hidden gardens via our plant locator form. You may have to query more than once as this search works on the 'AND' principle i.e. medicinal and CITES listed. It is BGCI's intention to keep adding to these lists of conservation interest. ... [Information of the supplier]
EURISCO is a web-based catalogue that provides information about ex situ plant collections maintained in Europe. EURISCO is based on a European network of ex situ National Inventories (NIs) that makes the European biodiversity data available everywhere in the world. The EURISCO Web Catalogue automatically receives data from the NIs through country NFPs. It currently contains passport data on more than 1.1 million samples of crop diversity representing 1,450 genera and 8,665 species from 38 countries. These samples of crop diversity represent more than half of the ex situ accessions maintained in Europe and roughly 19% of total worldwide holdings. EURISCO is hosted at and maintained by Bioversity International on behalf of the Secretariat of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR). ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The database was constructed during the, now completed, research project “Information System for Renewable Raw Materials” (INARO). It offers detailed information about 85 cultivated plants for which a search is possible with both German and botanical names. The target groups include all who are concerned with renewable raw materials ─ from agriculture, guidance, trade and processing, through research, administration, and the representation of interests, to consumers and the press. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
The database encompasses information for 568 useful plants from the whole world as well as 510 illustrations (as of: 01-2007), accessible via a detailed search mask (Search for: names, family membership, origin and the organ used). The descriptions of the species contain, amongst other things, information about characteristics, contained substances, and uses, in many case also, photographs. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
Plants for a Future are a registered charity; we are compiling a database, which currently consists of approximately 7000 species of plants. We research and provide information on edible and otherwise useful plants suitable for growing outdoors in a temperate climate. There are now 1500 species of edible plants growing at 'The Field' in Cornwall, our base since 1989. ... [Information of the supplier]