Please help us to enter all the data from these Singaporean specimens by transcribing their labels and allow their information to be available for anyone world wide!
The aim of the Flora of Singapore project, sponsored by the National Parks Board of Singapore, is to produce a complete, up-to-date account of all species of mosses, liverworts, club-mosses, ferns, gymnosperms and flowering plants that are native, naturalised or casual in Singapore, including all species which have gone extinct for which verifiable historical collections exist. This comes to a total of just over 3,000 species.
As part of the Flora of Singapore project, plant specimens in the Kew Herbarium from Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia are being databased and imaged. The large number of specimens involved and the limited workforce mean that it is not possible to enter all the data from the sheets into the online Kew Herbarium Catalogue.
The value of having the images online is that contributors to the Flora of Singapore can access all the relevant material held at Kew. This benefit will also apply to the Flora of Peninsular Malaysia, another ongoing project with multiple contributors from various organisations. The contributors, being experts in their field, can then advise Kew of the correct identity of the specimens and also include relevant data in their accounts of species including conservation assessments.
Please help us to enter all the data from these specimens by transcribing their labels and allow their information to be available to everyone worldwide! Thank you and happy transcribing!
Image Andrew McRobb, RBG Kew
On this map you'll find all the location of transcribed records of the Flora of Singapore - Kew specimens (APG III Families 1-15) expedition