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The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the world's top botanical research and conservation institutions. The Garden's dozens of Ph.D. researchers work to strengthen scientific expertise in developing countries to protect and manage biodiversity before it's too late.

With close to half the world's plants facing extinction, and less than one in six yet studied for potential benefits to humans, it's a race we must win.

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Annual Systematics Symposium

Save the date. Please join us for the 61st Annual Systematics Symposium hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden, October 10-11, 2014.  The Symposium will provide plant biologists with a great opportunity to meet, learn and discuss the future of plant science with colleagues and students.

The theme of this year's  Symposium is Integrating Approaches to Macroevolution: Combining Fossils and Phylogeny.

This year's Symposium is dedicated to Dr. Alan Graham, Curator of Paleobotany & Palynology at the Missouri Botanical Garden, for his contributions to our understanding of the geologic history of New World vegetation and ecosystems, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2014. 

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Programs and Resources

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Botanical Databases

TROPICOS, the world's largest database of plant information, contains fully web-searchable records for over 1.2 million plant names and nearly 4.1 million specimens.

Over 200,000 plant images are also linked to their records in TROPICOS.

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