ECCo’s collections and web tools are central references for herbaria in the Amazon

More than 1,000 botanists descended on Manaus, Brazil, for the 61st annual Brazilian Botanical Congress. We showcased our identification tools (photo ids and herbarium scans) and web resources, and learned that several Brazilian herbaria rely heavily on our web tools for identification of their materials. Corine Vriesendorp was an invited speaker for a roundtable session aimed at forging collaborations across Brazilian borders with Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia. She presented on ECCo’s five rapid inventories along the border with Brazil in the last ten years, two in Bolivia and three in Peru.