Botany Resources and Links

Here are a few of the sites that we consult routinely:

American Society of Plant Taxonomists Links and Databases

Angiosperm Phylogeny Website

Biodiversity Heritage Library

(digital biodiversity literature) 

Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum [BPH]

(index of botanical periodicals)

Cumulative Checklist for the Lichen-forming, Lichenicolous and Allied Fungi of the Continental United States and Canada

(checklist of taxa reported for North America)

Index Fungorum

(mycological nomenclature database)

Index Herbariorum

(global directory of public herbaria and associated staff) 

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Vienna Code)

The International Plant Names Index [IPNI]

(nomenclatural and bibliographic data for seed plants, ferns, and fern allies)

Kew Bibliographic Databases

(tool for access to the Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature, the Plant Micromorphological Bibliographic Database, and the Economic Botany Bibliographic Database)


(mycological nomenclature and associated data)

Myconet and Outline of Ascomycota

(Ascomycete classification)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Botanical Links


(nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data in Missouri Botanical Garden databases)

USDA Plants Database

(information about vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories)

Flora of North America

(names, taxonomic relationships, distributions, and morphological characters of native and naturalized plants found in North America north of Mexico)