JSTOR Plant Science

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JSTOR Plant Science is an online environment that brings together content, tools, and people interested in plant science. Provides access to: * The world’s largest database of plant type specimens representing the botanical diversity of the planet. More than 600,000 specimens are available today. When complete, there will be an estimated 2.2 million. * Over 175,000 scientific research articles and other content dating back hundreds of years from leading academic journals including Kew Bulletin, Mycologia, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Science, PNAS, and others. * Foundational reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa, Flowering Plants of South Africa, and illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine. * A significant set of correspondence, including Kew’s Directors' Correspondence which included hand-written letters and memorandum from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928. * More than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.


JSTOR Plant Science offers access to botanical and other resources from around the world including: A significant portion of the content available on JSTOR Plant Science has been contributed through an effort known as the Global Plants Initiative (GPI). GPI is an international undertaking by leading herbaria to digitize and make available plant type specimens and other holdings used by botanists and others working in plant science every day. Partners include more than 147 institutions in 52 countries. There are two partner networks in place and contributing today: the African Plants Initiative which focuses on plants from Africa and the Latin American Plants Initiative which contributes plants from Latin America. GPI is also expanding to Asia with a first partner working from Nepal. GPI has received funding and guidance from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. To learn more, please see the Partner List. The content and the tools that comprise JSTOR Plant Science are driven by the plant science community, including leading experts around the world such as * Sir Peter Crane, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies * Brian Huntley, South African National Biodiversity Institute * Peter Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden * Gideon Smith, South African National Biodiversity Institute * Sebsebe Demissew, The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University