New Web Site for Florida Plant Atlas

Wunderlin, Richard rwunder at CHUMA1.CAS.USF.EDU
Fri May 12 10:32:03 CDT 2000

We are pleased to announce an updated version of the Atlas of the Florida
Vascular Plants with many new search features and data not previously
available.  Synonymy, excluded taxa, native/introduced status, endemics,
wetland classification, state and federally listed status, location of
vouchers, full nomenclatural citations, and many photographs are new
features  fully implemented which now gives users unprecedented access to
the details of the Florida flora.

The updated Atlas can be accessed at ( and
will also be linked through the old Atlas address (
until the end of the year.

The new site presents "on-the-fly" mapping, so that updated distributions of
the species are always available.  Distribution information compiled from
herbarium specimens and nomenclature are entered into a Microsoft SQL Server
database management system (PlantDB). Plant Atlas web pages are generated
directly from the PlantDB database using the ASP program language served
from Microsoft's Internet Information Server. Maps are generated directly
from PlantDB using ESRI MapObjects 2.0 technology residing on a Microsoft NT
server. Because the Plant Atlas web site is generated directly from PlantDB,
all web pages and maps are as up to date as the information entered into the

There will surely be a few bugs that we will need to work out.  If you
encounter any problems please do not hesitate to contact us.

Richard P. Wunderlin -  rwunder at
Bruce F. Hansen -  hansen at
Institute for Systematic Botany
Department of Biology
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5200

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