Below are links to herbaria that have specimen data available
online. Many of the collections are in the
process of being databased now, so the information available online
does not represent the entire collection.
More information becomes available every week.
The user interface is different for each of these; some are easier
to use than others. What can be done with the data also varies; some of
the sites have mapping functions built in, but all do not.
The George Safford Torrey Herbarium at the University of
Consortium of California Herbaria, which links many herbaria in
Oklahoma Vascular Plants Database
The Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria
New York Botanical Garden
Botanic Gardens, Kew
Australia's Virtual Herbarium
University of Arizona HerbariumThe Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which provides access to 29 botanical gardens and herbaria.
database, maintained by the United States Department of
This site doesn't have specimen information but provides information on
the ecology of plants and on their distributions.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), which has
information on animals as well as plants