Resources

OTHER TENNESSEE HERBARIA

  • Austin Peay State University Herbarium (APSC), Clarksville: 50,000 specimens
  • East Tennessee State University Herbarium (ETSU), Johnson City: 17,000 specimens
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park Herbarium (GSMNP), Gatlinburg: 7,700 specimens
  • Tennessee Tech University: Paul Hollister Herbarium (HTTU), Cookeville: 25,000 specimens
  • Lincoln Memorial University Herbarium (LNCN), Harrogate: 5,400 specimens
  • Middle Tennessee State University Herbarium (MTSU), Murfreesboro: 22,000 specimens
  • Rhodes College Herbarium (SWMT), Memphis: 9,000 specimens
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville Herbarium (TENN), Knoxville: 550,000 specimens
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Herbarium (UCHT), Chattanooga: 30,000 specimens
  • The University of the South: Sewanee Herbarium (UOS), Sewanee: 6,700 specimens
  • Vanderbilt University Herbarium (VDB), now located at BRIT in Fort Worth, Texas: 300,000 specimens

 

SPECIMEN DATABASES

 

NOMENCLATURE and PHYLOGENETICS

International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code)
The Code is the set of rules and recommendations dealing with the formal botanical names that are given to plants, fungi and a few other groups of organisms. It was updated with the Melbourne Code in 2011.

Tropicos
Tropicos was originally created for Missouri Botanical Garden research but has since been made available to the world's scientific community. All of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in their electronic databases during the past 25 years are publicly available here. This system has over 1.2 million scientific names and 4.0 million specimen records.

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
An international collaborative program that provides the latest peer reviewed and published opinions on the accepted scientific names and synonyms of selected plant families. It allows you to search for all the scientific names of a particular plant, or the areas of the world in which it grows (distribution).

The Plant List
The Plant List provides the most widely accepted Latin name for most species, with links to all synonyms by which that species has been known. This collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden aims to be comprehensive for species of vascular plants and bryophytes.

International Plant Names Index
A database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns, and lycophytes. It doesn't provide information on what are currently accepted names and what are taxonomic (i.e. heterotypic) synonyms.

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group  Now in its third version, APG III is being created by systematic botanists to form a consensus on the taxonomy of plants through the use of phylogenetic studies.

ILDIS World Database of Legumes

Global Compositae Checklist

 

KEYS AND DESCRIPTIONS

Flora of North America (efloras)
Information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico.

Manual of Grasses for North America
The online version of the Manual of Grasses for North America and the Flora North America North of Mexico (volumes 24 and 25) projects.

The Gymnosperm Database
In-depth descriptions of all the families, genera, and species of gymnosperms. For each species, author Chris Earle provides information on classification, description, ecology, ethnobotany, and various other topics of interest.

Brassicaceae Interactive Key
Interactive keys for the identification of genera and species of the mustard family. JAVA required.

 

 

LITERATURE SEARCH

Botanicus
Botanicus is a freely accessible portal to digitized historic systematic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.

Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature.

Kew Bibliographic Database
Search across Kew's three major bibliographic databases: Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature, Economic Botany, and Plant Micromorphology.

Taxonomic Literature II (TL-2)
Database of the literature of systematic botany published between 1753 and 1940.

 

TENNESSEE PLANTS

Tennessee Natural Heritage Program. Rare Plant List (2016)
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
The Vascular Plants of West Tennessee

 

SOCIETIES

American Society of Plant Taxonomists
International Association for Plant Taxonomy
Botanical Society of America
Association of Southeastern Biologists
Tennessee Academy of Science
Tennessee Native Plant Society
Southern Appalachian Botanical Society