Potential Users

Potential users of the database willinclude:

1. SCIENTISTS, economic botanists and ethnobotanists, anthropolgiests whose interest is to record all known information about the cultural uses of plants.

2. EDUCATORS, taxonomists, biochemists, anatomists etc. who wish to record plant use, often at a broad level.

3. STUDENTS conducting research or filed level studies can utilize the system as a standard archival tool for scientific data.

4. CURATORS who need to describe accurately the uses and values of specimens in their museuum or herbarium collections.

5. BIBLIOGRAPHERS who need to describe plant uses referred to in publications and apply keywords consistently for ease of data retrieval.

6. PHYTOCHEMISTS conducting research in isolation of novel plant-based chemical compounds or drug discovery programs.


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