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BRAHMS Online Websites

BRAHMS online has recently been extensively updated. Web pages can now use Bootstrap and we are gradually converting all sites to this new and more flexible format. A few examples are listed below although these also will be further updated to take advantage of the Bootstrap framework.


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BRAHMS Software Groups for distributing and/or demonstrating BRAHMS and BRAHMS Online software and associated resources.
Botanical Research And Herbarium Management System BRAHMS Online Oxford Denis Filer Default home page with access to system software and documentation.
BRAHMS Server examples BRAHMS online databases are currently being organized into published groups.
Aglaia BRAHMS Online Oxford Caroline Pannell The genus Aglaia (family Meliaceae) is the largest genus in the mahogany family, with about 120 species. It occurs in the tropics of S.E. Asia from ...
Bobart BRAHMS Online Oxford University of Oxford Herbaria The importance of Bobart's Hortus Siccus is that it is a snapshot of a botanical collection made during an exciting period of Early Modern botanical investigation, provides a means of verifying the identities of names used in the two 'Catalogues' published for the Oxford Botanic Gardens in 1648 and 1658 and illustrates the range of plants that were being grown during the period. Furthermore, the specimens in the Hortus Siccus reveal interesting applications of common names and Druce credits the collection as containing some of the first Oxfordshire records of native British plants.
Bolivia - JRI Wood botanical collections BRAHMS Online Oxford John Wood This site provides access to most of the John (JRI) Wood botanical collections from Bolivia.
Brazil - Embrapa Amazonia Oriental Embrapa server Regina Célia Viana Martins da Silva The Herbário IAN, supporting research in the Eastern Brazil Amazon region, is part of Embrapa Amazionia Oriental. It is one of the three largest herbaria in Amazonian Brazil and was the first herbarium in Brazil to adopt BRAHMS. Most of the specimens are now databased and imaged and are gradually being uploaded to this website. The herbarium has over 191.000 herbarium specimens with at least 2000 type specimens. They have a xylarium has about 8000 wood samples and a library with over 30,000 photographs and illustrations.
Caricaceae BRAHMS Online Oxford Fernanda Antunes This 'Cyber-monograph' website provides detailed information on the entire papaya's family. Specifically, data are provided on taxonomy, morphology, reproduction (sexual systems and sex chromosomes), evolutionary relationships , distribution ranges, and biogeography (e.g., how they reached South America from Africa and diversified there). In addition to Carica papaya, I provide detailed information on all wild members of the Caricaceae, including the so-called highland papayas from the Andes (Vasconcellea species) and the closest wild relatives of papaya from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
Catesby BRAHMS Online Oxford Stephen Harris Early eighteenth-century North America was an exotic place for British naturalists to explore. Regular links between London and the New World meant all manner of natural history treasures were being brought back to London. Mark Catesby (?1682-1749) was one of many naturalists who sent objects from North America to Europe.
Conifers of the World BRAHMS Online Oxford Aljos Farjon The website provides access to data for nearly 37,000 conifer herbarium records gathered from all continents and all conifer families. Records, unless introduced or cultivated, can be mapped. Taxonomic information is provided with full synonymy, citation and types.
Gabon database BRAHMS Online Oxford National Herbarium of the Netherlands - Wageningen This database, the most comprehensive resource of its type for Gabon, contains over 65,000 specimens, about 90% of all plants known to have been collected in Gabon. Over 98% of these records include accurate map references.
Historia Muscorum BRAHMS Online Oxford University of Oxford Herbaria In the Historia Muscorum, Dillenius attempted to enumerate all of the 'lower plants' that he knew in 576 pages of Latin text and 85 plates. As with the Hortus, the plates were drawn and engraved by Dillenius. The Historia Muscorum comprises 20 Dillenian 'genera' in the main text and an additional four 'genera' in the Appendix.
Leucaena BRAHMS Online Oxford Colin Hughes The Leucaena database includes data from ca 3,000 specimen records from 26 herbaria (A, AAU, BISH, BM, CAS, CR, EAP, F, FHO, G, HAL, HEH, K, LAGU, M, MEXU, MO, NY, OXF, PMA, QAME, TEFH, TEX, UC, US and W) along with detailed field notes, common names, phenology and wild/cultivated codes, and duplicate records, and the majority of specimens (2393) have accurate geographical data.
Lobostemon BRAHMS Online Oxford Matt Buys Lobostemon is endemic to the southern tip of Africa, mainly confined to the winter-rainfall area of South Africa, occurring from Springbok to Mossel Bay, and further eastward along the coast to about Grahamstown, where the rain occurs throughout the year.
New Zealand National Forest Herbarium (NZFRI) New Zealand NZFRI Matt Buys The National Forestry Herbarium (NZFRI) specialises in cultivated tree species associated with forestry and amenity planting, and includes extensive collections of eucalyptus and pine species. It also contains a wide range of New Zealand native and naturalised plants, and is the regional herbarium for the Bay of Plenty and central North Island of New Zealand.
Oxford University Herbaria BRAHMS Online Oxford University of Oxford Herbaria The Fielding-Druce and Daubeny herbaria and the xylarium, collectively known as the Oxford University Herbaria, currently contain 800,000-1,000,000 botanical specimens from across all taxonomic groups and geographic regions. The collections contain at least 25,000 types.
Oxford University Plants 400 BRAHMS Online Oxford Stephen Harris The 25th July 2021 marks 400 years of botanical research and teaching by the University of Oxford. As a celebration and count-down to this anniversary, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum, together with the Oxford University Herbaria and the Department of Plant Sciences, will highlight 400 plants of scientific and cultural significance. From November 24th 2013, one plant will be profiled weekly, enabling you to see images associated with the plant from Oxford University's living and preserved collections.
Plants of Namibia BRAHMS Online Oxford Herta Kolberg Plants of Namibia: About 4000 seed plants are indigenous to Namibia and almost 15% are considered endemic to the country. There are about 164 families of higher plants and of these, 32 are represented by only one species. In contrast the most diverse families are those known to be among the largest families worldwide including the Poaceae, Asteraceae and Leguminosae. Of the 930 accepted genera in Namibia, about 370 are essentially African with almost 170 confined to southern Africa. The ca. 600 species endemic to Namibia occur in over 60 families and in about 230 genera.
Puerto Rico - MAPR BRAHMS Online Oxford Jeanine Vélez The MAPR Herbarium, situated on the west coast of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, has collections from throughout Puerto Rico, and from Cuba and Hispaniola.
Puerto Rico - UPRRP BRAHMS Online Oxford James Ackerman The UPRRP herbarium, with over 43,000 specimens including Tracheophytes, Bryophytes, Algae and Fungi, is set up as a reference collection not only for Puerto Rico, but also for the whole Caribbean Basin.
Sibthorp Herbarium BRAHMS Online Oxford Stephen Harris This website provides access to the specimens, images and literature of the Sibthorpian Herbarium. This Herbarium is traditionally recognised as the last of the historic herbaria in Oxford University Herbaria. Importantly, it contains all of the plant specimens collected by John Sibthorp (1758-96) on his eastern Mediterranean expeditions which are associated with the Flora Graeca (1806-40).
Trower BRAHMS Online Oxford University of Oxford Herbaria Watercolour Botanical Illustrations of Charlotte Georgina Trower (1855-1928)