International Plant Science Center

Ericaceae of Ecuador
Ericaceae of Ecuador

Searchable Databases
The databases listed below provide users with immediate access to the herbarium collections housed in the International Plant Science Center, bibliographic records of books and serials held in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, location and accession information regarding NYBG living collections, and valuable references.

  • The Virtual Herbarium
    A database of plant and fungal data transcribed from specimen labels of the NYBG collections. Included in the catalog are high-resolution digital images of the Garden's vascular plant type specimens. An average of 7,500 new specimen records and 5,000 images are added to the database each month.

  • Index Herbariorum
    A detailed directory of the public herbaria of the world and their associated staff members. Information contained in the database includes acronyms, addresses, contact information, and notes.

  • Index to American Botanical Literature
    A compendium of literature, both serials and books, that deal with various aspects of plants of the Americas, from Greenland to Antarctica. It is compiled from literature of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. Reprints are welcome by the compiler who will have the article included in the IABL database and the reprint deposited in the Library.

  • CATALPA (the Library Catalog of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library)
    A database of bibliographic records for all books and serials held by the Library. Users are able to select, save and export records.

  • Search the NYBG Living Collections
    A resource allowing users to search scientific and common names for the Garden's living plant collections to obtain accession numbers and Ground's location.

  • Search the Databases of Living Collections of Multiple Botanical Institutions
    A resource allowing users to search scientific and common names of living collections from multiple botanical institutions from the United States and Europe simultaneously. Users are able to obtain accession and location information.