Global Plants Initiative and JSTOR release online database for the study of plants

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The Global Plants Initiative (GPI), a collaboration of more than 270 herbaria in 70 countries, and JSTOR released “Global Plants,” a new community-contributed online database for scientific researchers, conservationists and others engaged in studying the world’s plant biodiversity.

Global Plants<plants.jstor.org> (plants.jstor.org) holds more than 1.8 million plant type specimens-the authoritative records for plant species that are catalogued in herbaria around the world-along with their scientific names and classifications. It also includes complementary material such as paintings, photographs and the correspondence of explorers who originally discovered and collected various species.

For more information on Global Plants: http://about.jstor.org/global-plants

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