Past Botanical Links of the Day for: September 20

Past Botanical Links of the Day for: September 20


September 20, 1996 - Plants for a Future
Plants for a Future is "a resource and information centre for edible and other useful plants" that has a catalog of over 200 useful plants, a species database of almost 7,000, a garden and plant advisory service, and numerous leaflets on topics from alternative food crops to winter salads and conservation gardening to edible lawns. Also information is available about permaculture, plants suitable for ground cover, plants suitable for hedging and windbreaks, trees and shrubs suitable for shelterbeds, and edible trees and shrubs hardy in Britain. This is the home page for the organization Plants for a Future. Copyright (C) 1995, Plants for a Future, 1995. (***1/2)
September 20, 1999 - Search Engine Colossus
If you have ever wanted to find a particular web site in another country, this would be the best place to start. There are over 80 countries and 11 topic sites currently indexed. Many of the sites are in the native language of the country, so these search engines will be sure to expand one's breadth of sites. A wealth of lesser known search engines are also given here. A very complete site by Bryan Strome, Canada. (****) -SR
September 20, 2000 - Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment
STKE is devoted to supporting and enhancing understanding of research into signal transduction--a complex signaling process by which physiological states of cells change. As a "knowledge environment" would suggest, there are links to a community of researchers in the field, means to communicate with them, protocols, publications, links for obtaining supplies for experimentation, and numerous explanatory pages. Special interest articles with multimedia of important controlling molecules make this a dynamic and high-powered site. This site is a model for the electronic knowledge environment. Content sponsors include AAAS and HighWire Press, with some impressive financial partners as well. (****) -SR
September 20, 2001 - Delaware Wildflowers
Delaware wildflowers includes floral images of >58 families, >155 genera, and >300 species to date (including some rare plants), listed by color, common name, species, families, and higher levels. The image format is medium resolution JPGs (the new ones, 600 x 450 pixels) which are listed on pages along with date and the location where the photo was taken. Links are provided to wildflower sites representing most of the 50 states. This site photographed and maintained by David G. Smith. (****) -SR
September 20, 2002 - Fungi of California
The Fungi of California site is a remarkably complete and well constructed web site, with excellent images and detailed information, species by species, for numerous taxa. Currently, the site reports posting 357 species, 1506 photographs and 753 links. Pages on the site include a site introduction, species index, simple key, edible fungi, a glossary, bibliography, as well as recent developments, notices and acknowledgments. Information about most species is quite complete. Be sure to read the warnings if you eat mushrooms: a species labelled as "edible" may still elicit an allergic or toxic response from some. The usefulness of this site stretches well outside of California. This site created and maintained by Michael Wood and Fred Stevens.
September 20, 2005 - ITALIC - The Information System on Italian Lichens
"ITALIC is an information system on Italian lichens searchable on line, which organizes information from four main databases: a) general checklist of Italian lichens, b) morpho-anatomical database, c) herbaria, d) regional checklists, and from two archives: a) iconographic archive, b) archive of predictive distributional maps." This site requires free registration and a password, but is so nicely organized that it is worth it. Each species is well described and illustrated -- a nice model for a systematics site. There is also a useful glossary. (****) -SR