Sources of information and databases

BGCI Plant Search

Locate rare and threatened plant species in cultivation around the world using BGCI’s unique PlantSearch database. The database is compiled from lists of living collections submitted to BGCI by the world’s botanic gardens


This page was established to bring together information and advice on field-based research. It is a Wikipedia style page, meaning that anybody can register to update, add or pose questions about Botanical field work.
The Ethical Responsibilities and Legislation for Field Research has been set up so that contributors can post information about national regulations on Collection and export. To date this only comprises Nepal, but will be a useful resource if others start contributing