[Taxacom] Global Plants

Tim Hirsch thirsch at gbif.org
Thu Jun 23 03:15:56 CDT 2016

Rick and others

Another route to this info is filtering in GBIF.org for specimens with
images if they are shared from the institutions - e.g.
age> for Cicuta mexicana. A new faceted search on the right hand side also
allows you to check if any type specimen images are available. Not saying
you will find more this way but it would be a quick means of getting to
the info if herbaria use the multimedia extension when publishing their
datasets to GBIF.


Tim Hirsch
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On 23/06/2016 07:02, "Taxacom on behalf of Rick McNeill"
<taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of juniper.botany at gmail.com>

>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
>> to the database on the Paris Museum's website. In fact there are
>> 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
>> collections publicly available on their own websites, some may have
>> not to or may not have had the means to do so. You should probably
>> 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
>> as anything other than a thumbnail.
>> I believe the collections and the images were created with public funds
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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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>> juniper.botany at gmail.com
>> Botany photos
>> Adventure photos
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