The Australian Biological Resources Study provides online delivery of taxonomic and biological information on species known to occur in Australia. This site provides links to a range of ABRS databases containing information on Algae, Bryophytes, Fauna, Flora, Fungi, Lichen, Protists, and more.
The ACSESS Digital Library is a complete collection of content published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The Digital Library makes it possible to browse, research, comment on, and share all three societies' published literature in one convenient place. It includes full text journals, magazines, books, conference presentations and certification documents, plus videos and data sets in the Agronomic, Soil, Crop, and Environmental Science files.
AusGrass is the largest and most comprehensive identification guide to a plant group ever published. Using either interactive or dichotomous keys, AusGrass enables quick and accurate identification of any of the 1323 species of grass, native or naturalised, growing wild in Australia. Provides an easy-to-use interface with comprehensive fact sheets for each species, including a botanical description, notes on distribution and taxonomy, as well as images including diagnostic line drawings, scanned specimens, photographs and stereomicrographs. This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5.
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AusGrass : Grasses of Australia (revised edition)
BioOne is a global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
The Burnley Plant Guide is an indexed, searchable database of plants that has been developed to support the learning of plants by students at the University of Melbourne, particularly those who undertake courses at its Burnley Campus. The database contains information on over 2,700 plant species or cultivars, and more than 7,500 images illustrating plant recognition characters, plant habitat, form, and use in the landscape. The plants included are based on those taught in undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and are for the most part, common in cultivation in south-eastern Australia. As well as landscape plants, the BPG contains a limited number of horticultural and environmental weeds, and a number of less common exotic and Australian plants have also been included.
CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature, including agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition. With publications from over 120 countries in 50 languages, including English abstracts for most articles, researchers get the fullest global picture for any subject. Coverage commences with 1910 up to the present.
EUCLID is the definitive electronic identification and information system for Australian eucalypts, which has now been expanded to include northern Australia. Covering the morphology – habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruits, buds, seeds and juveniles – and some geographic and ecological information, this is a simple means of naming a eucalypt plant or specimen. Easy to navigate fact sheets for each species include a botanical description, common name, the formal scientific name together with nomenclatural synonyms, geographic and ecological information, and notes covering relationships, distinguishing features and other species it might be confused with. This information is complemented with over 9000 high-quality colour images covering each species, illustrating all the main features of the plant, and a map showing natural distribution. This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5.
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EUCLID : Eucalypts of Australia (3rd revised edition)
This database is an identification and information package for all of the plant families, native and naturalised, in Australia. It enables the user to: quickly and easily identify a plant to family level; learn about Australia's plant families from text descriptions and notes; and view more than 1,500 full-colour photographs or drawings of representative species. This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5.
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Families of Flowering Plants of Australia : An Interactive Identification Guide (2nd revised edition)
Forest Science Database is the bibliographic database for forest, forestry, wood science and agroforestry research. The database supplies bibliographic information and abstracts for all aspects of agroforestry, forestry, tree biology, land use and wood science. Climate change effects, deforestation, forest logging and urban forestry are also covered. Coverage commences with 1939 and is updated weekly.
The FC has comprehensive, worldwide coverage of tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal tree species of major economic importance. It contains datasheets on forest trees, forest pests, diseases and weeds. This is supported by the latest scientific findings, with bibliographic records and full text journal and conference articles updated weekly, and an interactive, multilingual glossary of more than 2000 forestry terms. Search tools include a taxonomy browse function.
Global Plants, previously titled Plant Science, contains more than two million high-resolution type specimens, and this number continues to grow. Partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs, are also housed in Global Plants. Highlights include reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa and Flowering Plants of South Africa; illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine; and Kew’s Directors' Correspondence comprising handwritten letters and memoranda from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928.
Wild Plants of Victoria contain descriptions, photographs, identification aids and distribution data for virtually all species of vascular plants that live in the wild in this state. The database has the names, classification and conservation status of all 5000 vascular plant species, with a plain English description, and most are represented by one or more colour photographs. Users can also plot the distribution, as a series of grids, on any one of a range of maps of Victoria.
The Invasive Species Compendium is fully and freely accessible, designed to support the work of everyone faced with the identification, economic assessment and management of invasive species around the world. The database contains Datasheets on invasive species, animal diseases, countries, habitats and pathways; and a Bibliographic database of over 75,000 records and selected full text documents. The ISC is updated weekly.
Wild Plants of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island is an easy-to-use guide to the vascular plants of the Adelaide area, Kangaroo Island, the Fleurieu Peninsula and the southern York Peninsula, an area of about 20,000 km2. It contains descriptions, photographs, identification aids and distribution data for virtually all species of vascular plants that live in the wild in this area. The database contains the names, classification and conservation status of about 3000 vascular plant species recorded for the area. Each species has a plain English description and most are represented by one or more colour photographs. Users can plot distribution, as a series of grids, on a map of the region.
Wild Plants of South-eastern Australia is an easy-to-use guide to the vascular plants of Victoria, Tasmania, southern New South Wales (about half) and south-eastern South Australia (about a fifth), an area of about 1.2 million km2. It contains descriptions, photographs, identification aids and distribution data for virtually all species of vascular plants that live in the wild in this area. The database contains the names, classification and conservation status of over 9000 vascular plant species recorded for the area. Each species has a plain English description and most are represented by one or more colour photographs. Users can plot distribution, as a series of grids, on any one of a range of maps of south-eastern Australia.
Wild Plants of Sydney and surrounds is an easy-to-use guide to the vascular plants of Sydney and surrounding hilsides and coast, an area of about 20,000 km2. It contains descriptions, photographs, identification aids and distribution data for virtually all species of vascular plants that live in the wild in this area. The database contains the names, classification and conservation status of about 4000 vascular plant species recorded for the area. Each species has a plain English description and most are represented by one or more colour photographs. Users can plot distribution, as a series of grids, on a map of the region.
Just-a-minute Victorian Plants has been developed to provide access to encyclopaedic information about Victorian plants in conjunction with detailed distribution data on a range of maps. The database contains the names, classification and conservation status of all 4418 vascular plant species recorded for Victoria. Each species has a plain English description and most are represented by one or more colour photographs. Users can plot distribution, as a series of fine grids, on any one of a range of maps of Victoria.
PlantFile Online contains profiles of over 3,700 species with over 5,200 cultivars. The database is suitable for southern and northern hemispheres. It allows you to sort, select and identify commonly used plants and print reports. It also covers common pests and diseases with their control methods. It is an ideal resource for students, landscapers or anyone with an interest in plants.
Science Alert is a leading international scientific publisher dedicated to publish peer-reviewed significant research work, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. Our business is to manage the knowledge and disseminate the new discoveries globally. Science Alert publishes close to 150 academic and professional journals.
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) is a comprehensive curated online genome resource for the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana and a reference for plant gene function across all plant species. Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated every week from the latest published research literature and community data submissions. TAIR also provides extensive linkouts to other Arabidopsis resources.
The Flora Information System is a fully-functional geographically-registered, relational databases of distribution and descriptive data on Victorian plants. Data have been gathered from ecological surveys and collecting trips carried out by a wide range of groups, both government and private, amateur and professional over, more than 100 years. The relational database consists of six main components: Species list; Species description; Species photographs; Survey or collections sites: Species in sites; Maps.
With the aid of WATTLE, you will be able to identify any species of acacia in Australia. This powerful electronic key enables species to be quickly and accurately named, irrespective of whether specimens are in flower or fruit. WATTLE is also a comprehensive information package, with descriptions and illustrations of the nearly 1200 species, subspecies and variants of acacia in Australia. Every species has a botanical description, a distribution map and diagnostic drawings, one of which is annotated to highlight the most critical features of the plant. Supplementary drawings are derived from well-known sources such as Mueller’s Iconography of Australian Acacias, Simmons’ Acacias of Australia, and Whibley & Symon’s Acacias of South Australia. This product has been updated to use the Lucid software version 3.5.
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WATTLE : Acacias of Australia (revised edition)