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You can search for either nomenclatural or specimen data.

The specimen data can be searched and explored via standard query forms or though a mapping interface.

The specimen and nomenclatural data is obtained from a data base continually maintained and updated by Mark Newman at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


The details given for a taxon name are the synonyms, the basionym, the place of publication of the name, and information about type specimens.


The details given for a specimen are the collector, collection number, herbarium to which it belongs, latest determination, collecting locality, collecting date and whether the specimen has flowers or fruits.