Type of site
Botanical resource
Available inEnglish
Launched2010 (2010)

eMonocot was a collaborative global, online, biodiversity information resource provided by a number of botanical organisations to create a database on Monocotyledons. Participating institutions, all in England, included the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the University of Oxford, the Natural History Museum and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Funding of the project, which included information on over 250,000 taxa, was provided through NERC. Taxonomists from around the world contributed data, although the backbone of the resource was the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Data was imported and compiled from a large number of international databases and resources.[1] In 2017, Plants of the World Online superseded eMonocot, which built on the project's work.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "eMonocot portal launched. Kew News 2010". Archived from the original on 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  2. ^ Crowe, James; Sims, Isabelle; Turner, Robert; Borg, Daniel; Iacona, John (11 April 2017). "POWO puts botanical knowledge online".