Gallery: Leading Botanical Institutions Team Up To Produce Online Catal...

 

In an effort to help prevent further loss of plant biodiversity around the world, four leading botanical institutions have announced plans to team up and catalog every plant on Earth. The New York Botanical Garden, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will join together to develop the first comprehensive online catalog of the world’s plants. The massive project will include information about as many as 400,000 different plant species, and it will be available online for free in 2020.

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