The largest of its kind, Global Plants (plants.jstor.org) is a community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of herbaria around the world. It is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies. Through Global Plants, herbaria can share specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations.
The database has nearly two million high resolution plant type specimens; Related material such as expedition travelogues, letters, photographs, botanical paintings and drawings, and reference works; Image viewer to examine and measure plant specimens; save images in MyPlants; Open scientific commenting on plant specimen data by experts in the field; Thousands of links to related research articles on JSTOR, and other materials on the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and Tropicos
For more about Global Plants including annual fees visit http://about.jstor.org/global-plants.