Updated online service from Kew

Mark Jackson m.jackson at RBGKEW.ORG.UK
Mon Apr 7 08:39:40 CDT 2003

Kew Gardens has released an update to our information resource
discovery service called ePIC, the electronic Plant Information
Centre. From the ePIC interface at


you can now search for plant information across 6 databases held
at Kew, and also our web site, in one action. This release includes

a) the International Plant Names Index
b) bibliographic data in the Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature
c) bibliographic references about Plant Micromorphology
d) information about the economic uses of plants in the Survey of
Economic Plants of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
e) information about seed storage characteristics
f) our Living Collection of c30,000 plant taxa
g) an index of the scientific data on our web site

For further information about these resources, look at


Over the next 2 years we will be extending the features, and adding
more databases to this system, with the intention of ultimately
including all of our major collections, bibliographies, taxonomic and
species-based datasets.

Taxacomers are invited to try out the service, and please let us
have your comments by email to epicfeedback at kew.org. Thanks,


Mark Jackson
Applications Development Manager
Royal Botanic Gardens,
Sir Joseph Banks Building,
United Kingdom
M.Jackson at rbgkew.org.uk

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