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Cyrus Guernsey Pringle (18381911) and his assistant Filemon Lozano (ca.1910) and Pringle with his herbarium (1911), in the south wing of the top floor of Williams Science Hall at the University of Vermont. Photographs by B. F. Lutman. The original glass negatives are in the Department of Botany at the University of Vermont. HI Archives portrait nos. 4 and 5.
BPH Online is a fully indexed and searchable database documenting (as comprehensively as possible) periodicals published between 1665 and the present, which routinely address the plant sciences. BPH Online is composed of the datasets used to create the print editions of Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum, its supplement, and BPH-2. BHP Online is essentially a Web-based version of BPH-2, with some corrections, and searching and browsing options intended to make it more interrogable. The scope of the database encompasses the larger disciplines of botanical literature (agriculture, agronomy, bacteriology, biology, ecology, floriculture, forestry, fruit growing, genetics and plant breeding, geography, horticulture, hydrobiology and limnology, microbiology and microscopy, palaeontology, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, plant pathology and vegetable crops), and includes over 33,000 title entries. BPH Online is a living document that will be updated and revised continually. (Please note: For anyone wishing to have a print copy of BPH-2 (2004), it is available from the Institute for the price of shipping and handling. See the Sale Publications page for ordering information.)
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Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute Database Introduction
The collection of botanical art and illustration in the Department of Art at the Hunt Institute.
Hunt Institute's Library Collection
The Institute's Library collection is included in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries' online catalogue. To search for items in the Institute's collection:
Go to: search.library.cmu.edu/vufind/Search/Advanced
Type your search terms in the Search for field(s).
Before clicking the Search button set Limit To: Library: HIBD
Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project Database Introduction
Originally published as the Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project (2001), the database covers a high proportion of the total complement of structures, characters, and character states pertinent to detailed conventional description of the morphology and higher-level anatomy of plants other than algae. The database contains 2,627 terms with their synonyms, categories, limitations and definitions, and can be searched by one or more of these fields.
Comprehensive Scheme for Standardized Abbreviation of Usable Plant-Family Names and Type-Based Suprafamilial Names Database Introduction
This database lists a scheme of four-character abbreviations for all properly usable plant-family names known to have been published to date, and of two-character rank suffixes for coordinated abbreviation of type-based names at standard suprafamilial ranks.
Index to Binomials Cited in the First Edition of Linnaeus' Species Plantarum Database Introduction
This index lists the binomials cited in the first edition of Carolus Linnaeus' Species Plantarum.
The database contains the following fields:
Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations Database Introduction
Originally published as part of the Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations together with a Synoptic Bibliography of the Dissertations and a Concordance for Selected Editions (1999), the database of the Index to Scientific Names is a reference resource on these dissertations and the scientific names that appear in them.
See our Original Linnaean Dissertations database below.
Original Linnaean Dissertations Database Introduction
Originally published as part of the Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations together with a Synoptic Bibliography of the Dissertations and a Concordance for Selected Editions.
The database includes:
The Lidén number
Date of defense
The Lidén, Soulsby and Drake information refers to published reference works that contain bibliographic information about the Linnaean dissertations.
The original dissertations have been scanned and converted to PDF files. For higher resolution 300 dpi JPEG images of these dissertations, please contact: Charlotte A. Tancin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register of Original Botanical Art
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This is an unfinished guide to the location of mostly public collections of original botanical paintings and drawings from any time period done in traditional media such as watercolor, pastel, ink or pencil. The database contains information about scientific illustrations of plants and artworks that accurately depict plants as their main subjects and that may be of taxonomic importance.
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Web Site Manager
Frank A. Reynolds