Legumes of Arizona
Legumes of Arizona: An Illustrated Flora and Reference is a synoptic account of the family Fabaceae in Arizona. The project was initiated by Boyce Thompson Arboretum's Desert Legume Program with a grant from the Wallace Research Foundation, and is located at the University of Arizona Herbarium.
The Desert Legume Program (DELEP) plays an important role in the conservation of legume diversity in arid lands. It is the project's goal to not only preserve collections of seeds but also make these collections available to researchers and the public. In this way DELEP is able to promote continued investigation into the nature and utility of these unique species. The Legumes of Arizona Project was developed to further promote DELEP's goals of conservation and outreach.
ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION
Photograph Submissions - We are currently collecting line drawings and digital photographs.
For more information contact Kirsten Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree of Life Web Project - Web site dedicated to a phylogenetic examination of diversity. It's goal is to include a page of description and images for every species and group of organisms.
SEINet - The Southwest Environmental Information Network is a gateway to distributed data resources for Arizona. It includes enivronmental data from a network of agencies, museums and departments. Users can access Arizona herbaria databases to produce lists of specimens with locality information.
DELEP - The Desert Legume Program (a project of Boyce Thompson Arboretum) is dedicated to the preservation of desert legumes. The program conducts seed collection, collaborates with scientists and organizations, and investigates the uses of these plants.