This series was set up by the Expert-Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI) of the University of Amsterdam on an initiative of UNESCO. Its aim is to provide scientists, students, and other interested parties with easily accessible, high-quality taxonomic and ecological information on the world’s biological diversity.
Interactive Flora of the British Isles
This interactive multimedia DVD-ROM holds 3.3 gigabites of information and truly breaks new ground in the field of plant identification and information provision. It is an encyclopaedic work, compiled from authoritative sources, and presenting an overview of the entire flora of the British Isles. It encompasses more than 3,500 taxa and includes all native and naturalized plants, all crop plants and all recurrent casuals. Full descriptions and identification keys from the printed 2nd edition of Stace’s New Flora of the British Isles (1997) are incorporated and updated. It is illustrated with 8,500 unique colour slides and drawings to facilitate quick and reliable identification. Technical terms are hyperlinked to an extensive glossary. Detailed distribution data, based on over 9 million records and derived from the New Atlas of the British & Irish Flora (Preston, Pearman & Dines, 2002), are presented in an interactive system supporting quick geographic searches. This user-friendly DVD-ROM should be in the reference collection of anyone interested in plants, whether an amateur or a professional, teacher or student, rambler or gardener.
PC with a Pentium processor. Windows 98, ME or XP
32 Mb RAM and a DVD-ROM player
Macintosh with a PowerPC processor. Mac OS 8.6 or higher
or OS X (10.1 or higher)
32Mb RAM and a DVD-ROM player.