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Virtual Herbarium
<p>The mission to built a virtual herbarium to display the images of Brazilian plants that are housed in foreign herbaria was presented by the <strong>Brazilian Research Council </strong>(<strong>CNPq</strong>) to the <strong>Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden </strong>(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 initial partners of this initiative are the herbaria <strong>K</strong> (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) and <strong>P</strong> (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris), whose images are currently added to the ones from the <strong>RB</strong> (JBRJ) herbarium. From 2014 onwards, with the support of <a href="http://www.sibbr.gov.br/">SiBBr </a>(Sistema de Informação sobre a Biodiversidade Brasileira), other European and American herbaria we included in this initiative, namely: Missouri Botanical Garden (<strong>MO</strong>), The New York Botanical Garden (<strong>NY</strong>), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (<strong>W</strong>), Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet (<strong>S</strong>), and Smithsonian Institute (<strong>US</strong>).</p> <p> </p> <p>In addition to European and American herbaria, Brazilian herbaria have also begun the publication of their images and data in the Reflora Virtual Herbarium in 2014. With the support of <a href="http://ifn.florestal.gov.br/">IFN </a>(National Forest Inventory), SiBBr and the <a href="http://www.cnpq.br/web/guest/programas">Reflora Programme</a>, numerous herbaria are receiving equipment and training to digitize their plant specimens. The Brazilian herbaria included to date are: Herbário Manuel de Arruda Câmara (<strong>ACAM</strong>), Herbário Alexandre Leal Costa (<strong>ALCB</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal de Sergipe (<strong>ASE</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal do Oeste da Bahia (<strong>BRBA</strong>), Herbário da Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia (<strong>CEN</strong>), Herbário do Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau (<strong>CEPEC</strong>), Herbário da Fundação Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (<strong>CGMS</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (<strong>COR</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná - Dois Vizinhos (<strong>DVPR</strong>), Herbário Prisco Bezerra (<strong>EAC</strong>), Herbário da Embrapa Clima Temperado (<strong>ECT</strong>), Herbário da Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (<strong>ESA</strong>), Herbario da Figueira (<strong>FIG</strong>), Herbário do Departamento de Botânica da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (<strong>FLOR</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (<strong>FUEL</strong>), Herbário Dr. Roberto Miguel Klein (<strong>FURB</strong>), Herbário Barbosa Rodrigues (<strong>HBR</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (<strong>HCF</strong>), Herbário do Departamento de Ciências Florestais da Universidade de Santa Maria (<strong>HDCF</strong>), Herbário Ezechias Paulo Heringer (<strong>HEPH</strong>), Herbário Engenheira Agronoma Fátima Meckedece (<strong>HSTM</strong>), Fundacao Universidade Federal do Tocantins (<strong>HTO</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste - Irati (<strong>HUCO</strong>), Herbário da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (<strong>HUCP</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (<strong>HUEFS</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Estadual de Maringá (<strong>HUEM</strong>), Herbário da Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais - Carangola (<strong>HUEMG</strong>), Herbário do Centro de Biociências & Biotecnologia da UENF (<strong>HUENF</strong>), Herbarium Uberlandense (<strong>HUFU</strong>), Herbário da Universidade do Estado da Bahia (<strong>HUNEB</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (<strong>HUPG</strong>), Herbário da Embrapa Amazônia Oriental (<strong>IAN</strong>), Herbário da Reserva Ecológica do IBGE (<strong>IBGE</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul (<strong>ICN</strong>), Herbário do Museu Botânico Municipal (<strong>MBM</strong>), Herbário do Museu de Biologia Mello Leitão (<strong>MBML</strong>), Herbário do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (<strong>MG</strong>), Herbário Honório Monteiro (<strong>MUFAL</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal de Pelotas (<strong>PEL</strong>), Herbário Municipal de São Paulo (<strong>PMSP</strong>), Herbário do Departamento de Botânica da Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (<strong>RBR</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul (<strong>REAL</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (<strong>RFA</strong>), Herbário da Faculdade de Formação de Professores da UERJ (<strong>RFFP</strong>), Herbário Rondoniense (<strong>RON</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (<strong>SJRP</strong>), Herbário da Universidade de São Paulo (<strong>SPF</strong>), Herbário da Universidade de Brasília (<strong>UB</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (<strong>UFRN</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Paulista (<strong>UNIP</strong>), Herbário da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná (<strong>UNOP</strong>), Herbário do Departamento de Botânica da Universidade Federal do Paraná (<strong>UPCB</strong>), Herbário Central da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (<strong>VIES</strong>).</p> <p> </p> <p>The <strong>Reflora Virtual Herbarium</strong> 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 the partner institutes will receive periodic and on-demand system reports and will be able to update data in their own collections. This innovative system was launched with images from <strong>RB</strong>, <strong>K</strong> and <strong>P</strong>, available for study and update by a group of over 700 taxonomists that are actively participating of the <strong>List of Species of the Brazilian Flora</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p>There are now <span style="color: #008000;"><strong>1751596</strong></span> images of specimens available in the <strong>Reflora Virtual Herbarium</strong>. Amongst them, <span style="color: #008000;"><strong>108077</strong></span> are nomenclatural types and <span style="color: #008000;"><strong>511495</strong></span> are georeferenced records.</p> <p>If you are a trained taxonomist and would like to collaborate in the Reflora Virtual Herbarium, contact us by e-mail at reflora@jbrj.gov.br.</p>
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