The Virtual Herbarium
The Virtual Herbarium is a text and photographic database of the specimens in the Fairchild Tropical Garden Herbarium. The FTG herbarium now incorporates the Florida Atlantic University herbarium as well as the Buswell collection from the University of Miami. There are currently 80,000 records that are seachable by family, genus, collector and other fields. 30,000 of these records have high resolution photographs of the specimen in a format that can be zoomed in and out in the browser.
These new images are also available for Dr. Daniel Austin's lifetime work on the world's morning glories and their relatives. However, there is only a simple text search available at this time.
This is a work in progress, and we intend to make all of the over 150,000 specimens available in the high resolution format with field search ability.
Inquiries regarding the design and implementation of the Virtual Herbarium should be addressed to the Curator of the Herbarium.
Inquiries about volunteering to help with the enormous task of generating this database should be addressed to Lynka Woodbury, Herbarium Manager.
The Virtual Herbarium depends on volunteers and donations.
Please see the Virtual Herbarium Thank You Page for acknowledgements of the generous contributions of time and equipment already made to the project.
The Virtual Herbarium Database does not include legally protected species in the areas from which they are protected.
Please note that the system of family classification shown in these indexes is being extensively revised to coincide with modern systems of classification. Please bear with us during the transitional period.