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This specimen-based biocultural diversity data portal is more than just a web site - it is a suite of user-friendly, web-based plant specimen data access technologies to aid taxonomists, field biologists, ecologists, educators, and citizen scientists in the study of the biodiversity of the Albertine Rift region. The specimen data are derived from a network of collaborating researchers, colleges, universities, botanical gardens, and government centres that provide taxonomic, environmental, and specimen-based biological information.

Using the Symbiota software ( which was developed for the delivery of virtual online floras, these data are directly accessible to dynamically generate geo-referenced species checklists, distribution maps, and interactive identification keys, all linked with a rich collection of digital imagery documenting the plant diversity of the Albertine Rift region.
[Learn more about the Specimen Digitization and Data mobilization project and the Herbaria Network...

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