J-GLOBAL ID:202010021070220642   Research Resource code:NBDC02185 Update date:Jul. 09, 2020

Reflora Virtual Herbarium: REFLORA

Reflora Virtual Herbarium: REFLORA
Owning Organization:
  • REFLORA Programme
Resource classification: Data,Database
Tag (subject)  (1): Organism
Tag (data type)  (3): Image/Movie ,  Bioresource ,  Taxonomy
Species (5): Chlorophyta (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 3041) ,  Phaeophyceae (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 2870) ,  Rhodophyta (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 2763) ,  Fungi (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 4751) ,  Viridiplantae (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 33090)
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
Source: FAIRsharing
Record maintainer: See the corresponding part in the FAIRsharing record
Record license: Creative Commons Attribution and Share-alike (CC-BY-SA) International 4.0 license

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