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Plant Resources

  • A dictionary of the flowering plants and ferns, 8th ed. (Shaw, Herbert Kenneth Airy).  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1973 (QK11 .W53 1973).  First published under the title: A manual and dictionary of the flowering plants and ferns, by J.C. Willis in 1897.
  • Index to plant chromosome numbers is an index of original plant chromosome numbers of naturally occurring and cultivated plants published throughout the world.  Prior to that date use:  Chromosome atlas of flowering plants (C.D. Darlington & A. P. Wylie) 2nd edition, London: Allen & Unwin, 1955 (QK725.D18 1955), print Index to plant chromosome numbers, 1956-79 (Cave, Ornduff, and Moore) QK725 C66.
  • Mabberley’s plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classifications and uses (David J. Mabberley).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008 (QK11 .M29 2008).  Utilizing Kubitzki’s The families and genera of vascular plants (1990- ) and current botanical literature; arranged according to the principles of molecular systematics.
  • National plant germplasm system [GRIN = Germplasm Resources Information Network]  is a cooperative effort by public (state and federal) and private organizations to preserve the genetic diversity of plants by documenting crop germplasm information.
  • Plant information online is a directory of plants available from North American nurseries, citations to plants in science and garden literature, links to selected websites for images and regional information about plants, and information on North American seed and nursery firms
  • TROPICOS includes all of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data in Missouri Botanical Garden’s electronic databases with over one million scientific names, 3.4 million specimen records, 111,000 bibliographic citations, and more than 70,000 images of living plants and specimens.
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