Welcome to Amazonian Tree Flora
It is estimated that ca. of 16000 tree species occur in the Amazon (ter Steege et al. 2013). After almost 300 years of scientific activity in the region, botanists were able to name around 11630 species. Where do these species occur and how do they look like? That is how we want to start our knowledge sharing platform.
In a region with such a high plant diversity, correct species identification remains a challenge. Part of the difficulties related to species identification can be also addressed here: we want to compile as much literature and images as possible, and to have open dicussions about the identity of individuals in our database.