[Taxacom] Global Plants

Rick McNeill juniper.botany at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 00:02:59 CDT 2016

Greetings Peter

I tried that website before and I checked the box for "photographed only"
and I got 0 records.  I guess I misunderstood the web interface.

Well,I am up to four of nine.

Thank you Peter.


Richard McNeill
Feral Botanist
juniper.botany at gmail.com
Botany photos
Adventure photos

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Peter Phillipson <
Peter.Phillipson at mobot.org> wrote:

> Rick
> In the case of P, the scans on JSTOR are freely available online as is,
> amazingly, the entire herbarium, it's just a little difficult to find links
> to the database on the Paris Museum's website. In fact there are multiple
> interfaces to the data, try here:
> https://science.mnhn.fr/institution/mnhn/search/form? or here:
> https://explore.recolnat.org/#/search/botanique/type=index
> All the JSTOR 'partner' institutions were free to make the scans of their
> collections publicly available on their own websites, some may have chosen
> not to or may not have had the means to do so. You should probably contact
> the institutions concerned - if they do not have a website that provides
> access, they may be able to provide the scans you are interested in.
> Peter Phillipson
> Missouri Botanical Garden
> based at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Rick McNeill <juniper.botany at gmail.com>
> Date: 23/06/2016 05:08 (GMT+01:00)
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Global Plants
> Greetings
> I recently looked at the JSTOR Global Plants website.  This seems like a
> great resource, except that they expect you to pay to see the type images
> as anything other than a thumbnail.
> I believe the collections and the images were created with public funds or
> belong to public institutions.
> Supposedly all of the images are available at the original institutions.
> I found listings for images of nine type specimen on the website and then
> tried to find them at the original institution.
> Here are my results:
> *Herbarium code     Species                    Availability*
> VT                           Cicuta mexicana     Not available
> US                           C. mexicana           Yes
> MEXU                      C. mexicana           Not available
> NY                           C. mexicana           Yes
> P                              C. bulbifera             Not available
> LINN                        C. bulbifera             Low quality image
> available
> B                              C. bulbifera             Not available
> PH                            C. bulbifera            Not available
> BM                           C. bulbifera             Not available
> I admit that I only put a couple hours into this and it is possible that I
> may not have found some images that are actually available, but I feel like
> I should have been able to find more than three of the nine images for
> which I was searching.
> Am I just not finding the images?
> rick
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