Flora Malesiana Online

Scans of paper journals

Volumes 4 to 14 of Series I (Seed plants) have been scanned into the Biodiversity Heritage Library and are available online. They are also at the internet archive where you can access smaller DjVu files and get series 2, volume 1.

eFlora Maleasiana data portal

Flora Malesiana now has an e-data portal and wiki available. The data portal is based on the EDIT CDM platform and contains a total of 1,165 taxa and 2,514 synonyms (ie. FM Series I Volume 12 & 13).

At present, data is available for the following families:

  • Boraginaceae
  • Daphniphyllaceae
  • Loranthaceae
  • Rafflesiaceae
  • Sapindaceae
  • Schisandraceae
  • Viscaceae
  • llliciaceae

Until now FM Series II Volume 2 (1,390 pages total, about 200,000 lines of XML code) have been marked up and are ready for import into the CDM database. Mark up activities are in progress for the remainder volumes. A total of 2,182 images have been converted (ie. FM Volumes: Series I: 4, 7-13, Series II: 1 & 2), and 253 are available through the preview dataportal.

FM wiki

The wiki is based on the Biowikifarm platform, a general purpose tool with significantly enhanced collaboration, community data-markup and harvesting functionality. Biowikifarm can be adapted to a broad variety of projects without recourse to a redevelopment and without compromising the long-term maintainability. The FM wiki is used to display the non-taxonomic data (i.e. static content): consisting of the Cyclopedia of Collectors and the FM Bulletin (newsletters, expedition reports, and bibliography). At present, 1/3 of the Cyclopedia of Collectors is already available on the wiki.

Identification keys

Online dichotomous keys are available for:

Mailing list

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