Digital Resources

Herbarium Collections

TORCH portal – This site includes all the digitized plant specimens from BRIT (BRIT, SMU, VDB, NLU) along with the specimens of  other herbaria in the Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH).

Mycoportal – Mycology collections from BRIT (and many other herbaria)

Bryophyte Portal – Bryophyte collections from BRIT (and many other herbaria)

Lichen Portal – Lichen collections from BRIT (and many other herbaria)

Macroalgal Portal – Macroalgae collections from BRIT (and many other herbaria)

BRIT Microscope Slide Collection – data from slide mounts documenting pollen and anatomical research

Xylarium – Wood collection inventory; you can read more here

Library Collections & Archives

BRIT Library catalog – Online searchable catalog of the BRIT Library holdings.


Native American Ethobotany Database – Searchable database of plants used by Native Americans, compiled by Dr. Daniel Moerman.

BRIT Roof Camera – a live video stream of BRIT’s Living Roof.

Notes from Nature – a crowdsource platform where BRIT and many other collections invite the community of citizen scientists to help transcribe scientific specimens.