Saint Louis, MO The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBOT) has been in operation since 1859 and has evolved as a center for research and education. The MBOT TROPICOS collection contains all of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen tropical plant data accumulated over 25 years. The system manages over one million scientific names, 3.4 million specimen records, 111,000 bibliographic citations, and more than 70,000 images of living plants and specimens.
Developer Phil Cryer has implemented Fedora Commons 3.0 as a backend ‘dark storage’ datastore for the MBOT TROPICOS image collection. More information including presentations, use cases and future MBOT plans is available here.