It’s hard to imagine, but Florabase is now over 22 years old (22 years 7 months), close to a quarter century providing essential botanical information to the community. Despite its age, Florabase remains popular; our analytics show the site received 10.3M page views in the last 3 years, from over 635,000 users.
But it is clearly time for a fresh look, and a new project team comprising Ben Richardson, John Huisman, Shelley James, Terry Macfarlane, Cheryl Parker, Julia Percy-Bower, Kelly Shepherd, Julian Tonti-Filippini, and Juliet Wege has got together over the last few months and proposed and reviewed potential upgrades, regularly tweaking the look and contents in test versions of the new Florabase.
The new Florabase 3 is a substantial upgrade that reflects the status of Herbarium-focussed projects and paves the way for several important future updates. Some of the more significant improvements are:
You may continue to use Florabase with any browser you wish, but the site now uses features only available in the following browser versions. Note that Microsoft Explorer is no longer supported at all.
Our analytics tell us that most of you are already using far newer versions than those listed.
Our revised maps are part of the taxon profile page and a separate map display is not needed. A button on each map allows it to be displayed full screen for easier use.