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BRAHMS Online Websites

The list of websites here are those that the developers have agreed to include in this list. BRAHMS online features are reviewed here.

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Aglaia BRAHMS Online Server 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 ...
Ancient Oaks of England BRAHMS Online Server Aljos Farjon This website presents a summary of a research project undertaken by Aljos Farjon (RBG Kew) that has investigated the distribution, history and ecology of ancient and veteran native oaks in England.
Bobart BRAHMS Online Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server 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.
Geo Potts Herbarium Bloemfontein (BLFU) BRAHMS Online Server Magdil Pienaar This online database provides access to herbarium specimen data at the BLFU herbarium in the Free State, South Africa. The online service is now being developed and new data will be uploaded as these become available. Locality information on rare or endangered species may be restricted online. Contact the Herbarium Curator or Herbarium assistant for information.
Historia Muscorum BRAHMS Online Server 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 Server 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 Server 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.
National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago BRAHMS Online Server Yasmin S.Baksh-Comeau The National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago (TRIN) which was formally established in 1887 maintains an archival collection of the indigenous and exotic plants of Trinidad and Tobago with the earliest specimens dating from 1842. This collection now stands at over 50 000 specimens and expanding continuously through our research activities. The specimens are primarily used for plant identification by comparing an unknown specimen with correctly identified specimen/s in the collection.
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 BRAHMS Online Server Denis Filer
Oxford University Plants 400 BRAHMS Online Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server 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.
Resources for Botanical Inventory in Northern Republic of Congo BRAHMS Online Server David Harris This website is an output of Darwin Initiative Project 15-011 Building capacity for forest inventory in the Republic of Congo.
Sibthorp Herbarium BRAHMS Online Server 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).
Singapore Herbarium BRAHMS Online Server Serena Lee Singapore Herbarium
Trower BRAHMS Online Server University of Oxford Herbaria Watercolour Botanical Illustrations of Charlotte Georgina Trower (1855-1928)
Independent Groups
kodagu BRAHMS Online Server n/a kodagu
Morton Arboretum Zegami Demo BRAHMS Online Server Denis Filer A demonstration website, courtesy of Morton Arboretum, showing integration of Zegami's image data exploration tool
The Oxford Plant Observatory BRAHMS Online Server Andrew Liddell The Oxford Plant Observatory is a site for plant biodiversity and conservation research; linking research educational and reference material for plants around the world.
Taxonomic Groups These groups contain, usually, one database concentrating on a single taxon.
BRAHMS Online Demonstration Project BRAHMS Online Server The BRAHMS Project A project based on the Leucaena project for the purpose of demonstrating some BRAHMS Online features.