This is a website dedicated to the plant life, the flora, of the Baja California states of Mexico and related islands.
(Read a website overview.)
Users can search among nearly 80,000 specimens from the SDNHM herbarium as well as six other herbaria including
the two major institutions of Baja California and Baja California Sur.
The web site presents 4261 digital images of Baja California voucher specimens from the museum's collection
funded by the Wallace Research Foundation. Additional images from the other participating herbaria brings the total
to 4767 voucher specimen sheet views.
The Botany Dept. of the San Diego Natural History Museum has a collection of
over 40,000 35mm slides of the plants of Baja California, many taken prior to 1980. A project to digitize
these slides is underway, funded by the Longino family of Tucson Arizona.
Additionally, we continue to add photographs from Dr. Rebman's expeditions into
the Baja California peninsula. As of 24 April 2012, 24,400 of these photographs are available at this site.
Parts of this web site, including database search and mapping, are restricted for the sole use of the curators of the participating herbaria.
This restriction will remain in place until the completion of Dr. Rebman's research leading to a new comprehensive checklist of the vascular
plants of the Baja California peninsula. The new checklist will include scientific names, common names, both English and Spanish, synonyms, and
references to taxonomic literature on the approximately 4000 plant taxa that are either native or have naturalized on the peninsula and local islands.
Upon publication of the checklist, the website login restrictions will be removed and the data available to the public.
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