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Tropicos® was originally created for internal research but has since been made available to the world’s scientific community. All of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in MBG’s electronic databases during the past 25 years are publicly available here. This system has over 1.2 million scientific names and 4.0 million specimen records.

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Names1,275,939
Specimens4,259,695
Images307,923
Publications49,270
References130,968
Common Names63,253
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