BGCI’s PlantSearch database is the only global database of living plant, seed and tissue collections currently containing over 1,200,000 collection records provided by over 1,000 institutions. The database connects living collections, aiding conservation, research and education efforts on plant species; particularly those listed as threatened, rare or with medicinal properties.
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Announcing a new video on how to access and contribute data to BGCI's GardenSearch and PlantSearch databases! This video was created as part of BGCI's commitment to building a sentinel network for early detection and prevention of invasive species. For the first time ever, BGCI can offer this step-by-step overview of the databases and all the ways the data can benefit living collections and broader conservation efforts.