This site provides access to the Missouri Botanical Garden's
VAST (VAScular Tropicos) nomenclatural database and associated authority files.
Enter a scientific name in the box below to obtain current information on the name, its place of publication, type, and other information about the plant. Examples of name entries would be Poa, Olyra latifolia, Acacia baueri aspera. Names can be shortened to "significant" characters, for example Poa badensis can be seen by entering Poa baden because no other name has that arrangement of letters.
W3TROPICOS provides new and improved access to the Missouri Botanical Garden's VAST nomenclatural database and associated authority files. In this release (rev. 1.5), the following information is provided when present (* indicates a hypertext link to additional information about a name or reference):