Global Plants

Global Plants is a community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of more than 330 herbaria from more than 70 countries from all round the world. The largest of its kind, Global Plants is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies. Through Global Plants, herbaria can share specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations. Contributing herbaria are partners of the The Global Plants Initiative (GPI). The goal of the GPI is to digitize and make available high-resolution images of type specimens of plants, fungi and algae through the Global Plants database. Herbarium collections at the Charles University in Prague (PRC) has been a GPI partner since 2013. The digitization of the part of original material housed in PRC has been supported by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Virtual Herbaria

Virtual Herbaria JACQ is a herbarium database and website managed by University of Vienna, Austria with many participing institutions mainly from Central Europe. We joined Virtual Herbaria in November 2013 as PRC had no own databasing system. As a partner of Global Plants Initiative, our primary aim is databasing of original (type) herbarium specimens mounted on sheets. In additon, new mounted accessions and selected integral collections and loans are continuously added into database.
To consult the herbarium accessions from PRC go on Virtual Herbaria) and select "Herbarium PRC" in the "Institutions" folder.