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Ethnobotany - Hawaii and the Pacific
Native Plants of Hawaii and the Pacific
USDA's database that provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
The Plant List: Kew Botanical Gardens
This is a working list of all known plant species with 1.2+ million scientific plant names of species rank of which 350,699 are accepted species names.
World Checklist of Selected Botanical Families: Kew
Provides the latest peer reviewed and published opinions on accepted scientific names of plants, which includes 173 seed plant families.
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI)
Contains names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes.
Information on terrestrial, marine and freshwater algae.
Encyclopedia of Life
An online reference source that is in the process of creating a webpage for all the 1.8 million known species on the planet.
Integrated Taxonomic Informaiton System
Taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
NCBI Entrez Taxonomy Homepage
Taxonomic information for about 10% of species on the planet.
Tree of Life
Provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history. Pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life.
Nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data for plants.
Hawaiian Ethnobotany ONLINE Database
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database This link opens in a new window
Web site and reference information provided and maintained by Bishop Museum. Browse cultural and scientific information about 145 plants commonly used in traditional Hawaiian culture. Search by Hawaiian names or scientific names.
Native Plants Hawai'i
NPH is a comprehensive and searchable knowledgebase that seeks to promote the understanding and use of native Hawaiian plants.
What is Taxonomy?
TAXONOMY is the classification of organisms based on natural and evolutionary relationships, which are decided on with morphological and physiological similarities.
These natural relationships are ordered in a hierarchical system:
Apple Guave (Psidium guajava L.)
Psidium guajava L.
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