Botany Collections Database

Welcome to Department of Botany collections search page

Botany is the scientific study of plants and fungi. Scientists in the Department of Botany at The Field Museum are interested in learning why there are so many different plants and fungi in the world, how this diversity is distributed across the globe and how best to classify it, and what important roles these organisms play in the environment and in human cultures.

If you would like to do a more focused search, you may want to try the choices in the Quick Browse section to the right.

Specimen searches and taxonomy searches are available on the links below.

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Citing this database: If you wish to refer to this database in a publication, use the following attribution: "Field Museum of Natural History (2012): The Botany Collections Database. Botany Department, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/Query.php"

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Costa Rican Fungi
Economic Botany
Andean Flowering Plants
Tropical Lichen Types
Berlin Negatives
Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
Species Pages

Quick Search: Bryophytes | Costa Rican Fungi | ELPT: Early Land Plants Today | Species Pages
Rapid Lichen Guides | Tropical Lichen Types

Alto Mayo Flora | Andean Flowering Plants | Berlin Negatives | Economic Botany | Erythroxylum
Lomas Flora | Mesoamerican Ethnobotany | Pteridophytes | Vascular Types

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