The mission of this project was to built a virtual herbarium to display the images of Brazilian plants that are housed in foreign herbaria and was presented by the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq) to the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (JBRJ) in December 2010. The objective was to provide capacity to store and display high quality data regarding Brazil’s Flora within a public institution.
The Reflora Virtual Herbarium is designed to allow taxonomists to perform similar procedures to the ones they are used to do within physical collections. In this site they will access, rather than physical specimens, high quality images that can be consulted, re-determined and typified, amongst other functionalities. In due course, the curators of partner institutes will receive periodic and on-demand system reports and will be able to update data in their own collections.
There are currently (2016-10-30) 1922914 images of specimens available in the Reflora Virtual Herbarium. Amongst them, 116925 are nomenclatural types and 525348 are georeferenced records.
If you are a trained taxonomist and would like to collaborate in the Reflora Virtual Herbarium, contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to cite this record:
FAIRsharing.org: REFLORA; Reflora Virtual Herbarium; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.m03n8s;
Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 3:02 p.m.; Last accessed: Apr 20 2018 1:52 p.m.
Record added: Oct. 31, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
June 14, 2017, 4 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.