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Last updated 25Sep2009 - links last checked 18Sep2008.

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Herbal medicine - Good Materia Medicas - Botany - Culinary herbs - Other fun things

Herbal medicine, mostly: Herbalists

Herbalist organizations:

Databases

Other


Herbal medicine - Good Materia Medicas - Botany - Culinary herbs - Other fun things

Good Materia Medicas

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Herbal medicine - Good Materia Medicas - Botany - Culinary herbs - Other fun things

Botanical things

  • Need to find a new scientific name from an old book, or see which plants are actually identical nowadays?
    • The GRIN taxonomy database is very good indeed, even if it does have a few interesting gaps here and there
    • If you're looking for plants found wild somewhere in the US, your best bet is the USDA Plants database - they're lumpers (yay!), but a tad too keen on adding the newest botanical binominals ASAP. Europeans are generally splitters (boo hiss!) but usually we wait a bit before introducing shiny new latin names, which often means we don't have to introduce them at all -- because botanists just can't make up their minds.
    • Algaebase is an excellent site for algae
    • For the Fabaceae, the best database is Ildis
    • Then there's tropicos - do pay attention to the "Author" part of the botanical name. While it does give a lot of synonyms it's not always clear on which of the results given is the currently correct botanical binominal. They also have way too many circular references (plant a? Nah, that's b these days. Nah, that's c these days. Nah, that's a these days. Argh, says I.)
    • The IPNI database can be helpful - current botanical binominals are given in comments only, which of course means that a lot of the entries don't have them.
    • The best Swedish botanical database is of course Den Virtuella Floran; if you're even close to being able to understand Swedish go have a look
    • The Index Fungorum also covers lichens - yay! Still no data on Variolaria dealbata, though.
  • Plantcol, a Belgian site with data on plants in various botanical gardens in Belgium, and photos. Nice!
  • Scott's botanical links
  • Michel Porcher's plant name sorting pages, handy to keep track of what citrus really is related in what way to another citrus (and similar things)
  • The Northern Ontario plant database
  • A Maltese plant site, very extensive
  • Quentin Groom's UK site "Find Wild Flowers" - give the Euphrasia ID a twirl, it's lots of fun.
  • Flora Celtica, folkloric use of a lot of plants
  • Some nice pictures by botanical family

Herbal medicine - Good Materia Medicas - Botany - Culinary herbs - Other fun things

Culinary and gardening sites, mostly


Herbal medicine - Good Materia Medicas - Botany - Culinary herbs - Other fun things

Not plants at all, but still fun

Lovely Linux links

  • Geek news:
  • SuSE and KDE:
    • SuSE
    • newsgroup: news:alt.os.linux.suse - very helpful.
    • KDE - one of the desktop environments of linux distros - ooh, shiny! I love the file preview in the file manager.
  • MySQL and PHP:
    • The MySQL manual - the online version of the manual is much better than the one included in your linux distribution, because it includes reader comments - examples, caveats, etc. Very helpful.
    • The PHP manual - this manual, too, includes reader comments in the online version. Extremely good.


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