We know few other curated collections of tropical plant images. We provide this resource as a way to review many images of different families and genera. In this way one gradually learns distinctive groups, especially if combined with other information obtained from books, herbarium work, or field observations. This resource is linked to our herbarium specimen page.
Identifying specimens can be a time-consuming process, especially you have many general collections and/or sterile specimens from ecological plots. Before beginning the arduous search for identifications in an herbarium, it can be helpful to eliminate some possibilities by reviewing scanned specimens online. Our scanned specimens from the Neotropics, while not complete, allow one to quickly compare many of the common species, and get ideas for species identification. Our ultimate goal is to provide an index of the entire Neotropical flora, with representative specimens for each species.
The Keys to Nature Project provides a forum and toolset for scientists, partners, and volunteers to develop and share on-line, photo-based keys to any group of plants, animals, or fungi in the Chicago Region. Fourteen keys are now available, for regional milkweeds, shrubs, mussels, salamanders and newts, turtles, frogs and toads, and more. New keys—to regional orchids, goldenrods and damselflies—are in development.
vPlants is a virtual herbarium for the Chicago Region. This resource contains data for 80,000 plant and fungi specimens from three institutions with rich Chicago Region collections: The Field Museum, The Morton Arboretum, and the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Micro Herbaria are e-books containing a compilation of selected scanned herbarium specimens. They are most useful to botanists and herbarium professionals who are accustomed to comparing pressed and dried specimens. Each e-book is a compilation of photocopied or scanned herbarium specimens of plants for a specific area.
|BOLIVIA||Arboles y Arbustos de CHUQUISACA||Serrano||300|
|BRAZIL||A familia MYRTACEAE no Sudeste Mata Atlântica (color)||Kawasaki||150|
|BRAZIL||Guía ETNOBOTANICA Benjamin Constant, Pará (color)||Rios||150|
|COLOMBIA||Plantas leñosas, CASANARE, Orinoquia||Alvira, Viña||400|
Plantas leñosas, LA SUERTE Biological Station, Limón
|Foster, et al||150|
|GUATEMALA||Arboles más comunes, TIKAL, Petén||Aguilar||100|
|MEXICO||Arboles y Arbustos, Región TIERRA CALIENTE, Michoacán||Aguirre||45|
|MEXICO||Flora del RIO CHIQUITO, Morelia, Michoacán||Medina||1100|
|MEXICO||HELECHOS de la Peninsula de YUCATAN||Palacios-Rios||100|
|MEXICO||Plantas del CERRO PATAMBAN, Michoacán||Torres||400|
|MEXICO||Plantas TREPADORAS, Bahia de CHAMELA, Jalisco||Burnham, Lott||300|
|NICARAGUA||Common TREES, ATLANTIC COAST||Garth||100|
|PANAMA||Plantas de ALTOS de CAMPANA||Correa||1200|
|PERU||MORACEAE del Perú||G. Nuñez & R. Foster||400|
|PERU||Plantas de la cuenca del RIO CAÑETE, Lima||Beltran||400|
|PERU||Plantas de MOQUEGUA||Arakaki||450|
|PERU||TREPADORAS de ALLPAHUAYO/MISHANA, Loreto||Vásquez, Rojas||400|