The Botanical photo-gallery is a database of photographs of vascular plants and plant communities. It concentrates on uncultivated species or species that have escaped from cultivation in the Czech Republic. The database provides photographs of species based e.g. on name, life-form, flower colour and flowering time. It also contains some micro-photographs, scans and drawings, which often display important plant features essential for correct species determination. We believe that with rising number of available photos this photo-gallery is an important tool for plant species identification. Botanical photo-gallery is also connected to other ecological databases (e.g. Botany.cz, Biolib, Florabase, CLO-PLA), which helps speed up the search for information on particular species.
Botanical photo-gallery is a project in which the main authors are employees of the Department of Botany and Zoology Faculty of Science Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. It was partly funded by Fond Rozvoje Vysokých Škol (FRVŠ) in 2011. Further improvements were partly funded by the Education modularity of evolutionary and ecological biology project in 2012–13. In 2014 was the activity of the foto-gallery partly funded by Fond rozvoje Masarykovy univerzity (FRMU).
Citation of Botanical photo galery:
Michalcová D. (2013): Botanická fotogalerie a další pomůcky k určování rostlin. Živa 1/2013: XI–XII. pdf