North American Plant Collections Consortium Plant Collections
PlantCollections provides public access to plant record databases, thereby improving our understanding of plants and the natural world. Launched 2008, anyone with access to the internet is able to search plant collections data from participating institutions. PlantCollections is an international partnership of botanic gardens, arboreta, universities, governmental funding agencies, and commercial database software developers. It is a collaboration between Chicago Botanic Garden (project director), the North American Plant Collections Consortium of the American Public Gardens Association, the University of Kansas Biodiversity Research Center and Natural History Museum, Imbrogliare LLC, Morphbank at Florida State University School of Computational Sciences, BG-BASE, Inc., BG-BASE, LTD (UK), Beijing Botanical Garden, The National Trust (UK), and 15 other botanic gardens and arboreta.
This project was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency in the U.S., and by in-kind contributions from the following participating institutions:
- North American Plant Collections Consortium of the American Public Gardens Association
- University of Kansas Biodiversity Research Center and Natural History Museum
- Imbrogliare, LLC
- Florida State University School of Computational Sciences Morphbank
- BG-BASE, Inc.
- BG-BASE, (UK) Ltd.
- Beijing Botanical Garden (Chinese Development Partner)
- The National Trust (UK) (European Development Partner)
- CSIR (India) (Indian Development Partner)
- Durban Botanic Garden (African Development Partner)
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Ganna Walska Lotusland
- Huntington Art Collections, Library and Botanical Gardens
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Mt. Cuba Center, Inc.
- The Morton Arboretum
- The North Carolina Arboretum
- United States National Arboretum
- Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
- Landis Arboretum
- Norfolk Botanical Garden
- San Francisco Botanical Garden
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
- University of California Davis Arboretum
- University of Washington Botanic Gardens