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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Floras database launched

27 October 2020

These days it seems you can find anything online, but do you really know what you've found? Our new Floras database will answer those pesky bibliographic questions, such as is this list of plants really a flora of the region, is the date on the title page the true publication date or were a few copies issued in the previous year, and has the geographic region been renamed since publication in 1735? We've got all your bibliographic minutia needs covered in this searchable bibliography that indexes and organizes distinct data elements of nearly 4,000 titles of the world's floristic literature published in the period 1730–1840.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

Media Contact:
Scarlett T. Townsend