BRIT Virtual Herbarium

Welcome to the BRIT Virtual Herbarium, powered by the Atrium Biodiversity Information System, and developed by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) to manage plant data, images, and other associated data from the BRIT-SMU-VDB Herbarium and the BRIT Press. As of the official release date (October 17, 2009) the BRIT Virtual Herbarium hosts the complete BRIT Type Collection, and one specimen of each species vouchered in the BRIT Herbarium from the Texas counties of Denton and Gillespie. Efforts are underway to greatly increase the number of specimens digitized for online access.

Atrium is a technology platform developed at BRIT to revolutionize biodiversity information management by enabling researchers and organizations to share, synthesize, manage and publish biodiversity data in a collaborative, online environment. Atrium provides a broad range of tools for research organizations as well as an unparalleled, open-source framework based on industry standards which facilitates the development of powerful applications and tools for the biodiversity community. For further information, including information about the newest features, please visit the Atrium-Biodiversity.org web site. The Virtual Herbarium portion of Atrium provides many tools for entry, organization and analysis of collection data. Collaborators can view complete collection data and high resolution images, print labels, and annotate collections remotely.

Atrium has been developed with funding from the Native Plant Society of Texas, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Beneficia Foundation, Conservation International, the World Wildlife Fund, the Amazon Conservation Association, and support from individuals like you. Your donations help us to support more digitization activity and share our herbarium with the world.