LINKS & REFERENCES

Below are some useful, highly recommended links to websites which contain a myriad of informtion for those who want to find out and learn more about plants.

Aroid Pictures - a webiste run by David Scherberich (Head of Science & Collections, Lyon Botanical Garden.), containing pictures of aroids in situ

CATE Araceae -  a community of experts and enthusiasts, trying to improve our understanding of the taxonomy, biology, ecology and evolution of the Araceae.

EOL | Encyclopedia of Life - a platform which works with open access biodiversity knowledge providers around the world to increase awareness and understanding of living nature

Exotic Rainforest  - an informational source with numerous articles answering commonly asked plant questions from owners of a privately owned botanical garden in Northwest Arkansas

Exotica Esoterica - a website and blog hosted by Jay Vannini, containg an enormous amount of original material, highly informative essays and articles from some of the most experienced growers out there. And breathtaking images from some talented photographers

Flora of the World - documents with digital images all the flowering plant families in their native habitats, especially within biodiversity hotspots, and to record botanical garden inventories

GBIF | Global Biodiversity Information Facility - free and open access to biodiversity data

IAS | International Aroid Society - a nonprofit organization which supports aroid education, research and horticulture through publications, awards, events, and the website

INPN | The National Inventory of Natural Heritage - an extensive French inventory programme for handling and disseminating reference information on current and former species of animals and plants,

Jardin Botanique de Lyon - website of the Lyon Botanical Garden

JSTOR Global Plants - world's largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration

Kew | Royal Botanical Gardens - website of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Science - a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, expertise, collections and partnerships

MOBOT | Missouri Botanical Garden - website of the Missouri  Botanical Garden

The Plant List - a working list of all known plant species

Plants of the World Online - an online database published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Research Gate - a European commercial social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators

Tropicos - an online botanical database containing taxonomic information on plants