IMAGES: Botanical Bounty

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Science  19 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5542, pp. 483
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5542.483e

The Hengduan Mountains of southern China is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots: imperiled areas chock-full of unique species. At this site sponsored by the Harvard University Herbaria, you can check out the impressive haul of specimens from one of the few botanic surveys of the Hengduan Mountain region. Once you are oriented with maps of the area, search through collection records on more than 10,000 specimens gathered over 6 years. The star attraction is the image archive holding more than 600 shots of landscapes and exotic fungi and flora.

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