Plant Computational Identification & Collaborative Information System
Funding Agency(ies):
Agropolis Foundation
Axis 4. of the Ecology Department /

If agricultural development is to be successful and biodiversity is to be conserved, then accurate knowledge of the identity, geographic distribution and uses of plants is essential. Unfortunately, such basic information is often only partially available for professional stakeholders, teachers, scientists and citizens, and often incomplete for ecosystems that possess the highest plant diversity, i.e. Mediterranean and tropical regions.

Pl@ntNet will contribute to filling this void by:

  • Developing cutting-edge transdisciplinary research at the frontier between integrative botany and computational sciences, based on the use of large datasets, knowledge of and expertise in plant morphology, anatomy, agronomy, genetics, taxonomy, ecology, biogeography and practical uses.
  • Providing free, web-based and easy-access software tools and methods for plant identification and the aggregation, management, sharing and utilization of potentially all kinds of plant-related data.
  • Promoting citizen science as a powerful means to enrich databases with new information on plants and to meet the need for capacity building in agronomy, botany and ecology.

Official Web page of the Pl@ntNet project

Africa Rice

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The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is a leading pan-African research organization whose mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa through research, development and partnership ... (+)


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Annual Cropping Systems (UPR-Cirad)

The Research Unit, aims to develop high-performance and sustainable production of annual crops in tropical areas, that take account of economic, social and environmental components. Its main skills ... (+)


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Tropical forest goods and ecosystem services : Facing global change (UPR–Cirad)
This research unit aims to help define, implement and assess the policies, rules or practices that (i) make easier the adaptation of ecosystems and societies to constraints and opportunities resulting from ... (+)

Central University of Venezuela – Faculty of agronomy

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The Faculty of Agronomy (FAGRO) at the Central University of Venezuela is a major center for the study of agricultural engineering in the country. FAGRO has strengths in areas such as seed production, integrated weed management, ... (+)


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Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute
CLRRI is one of 19 research institutions and centers in the Vietnamese Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD). The growth of Mekong Delta agriculture over the last 25 years owes much to ... (+)


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Diversité et Adaptation des Plantes Cultivées (UMR)
Grape Diversity, Genetic and Genomic team

The “Grape Diversity, Genetic and Genomic team” specializes in studying grape genetic diversity for purposes of identification and to optimize the use of genetic resources for breeding. The team ... (+)


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French Institute of Pondicherry

The French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE, is a financially autonomous institution which comes under dual supervision by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE) and the ... (+)


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French Vine and Wine Institute

The French Vine and Wine Institute (IFV) was born of the merger, in 2007, of two national organizations: ENTAV and ITV France. This Institute is authorized to conduct studies of general interest for the ... (+)


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Innovation and Development in Agriculture and the Agrifood Sector (UMR)

The JRU called Innovation and Development in Agriculture and the Agrifood Sector (INNOVATION) is organized into three teams which study complementary aspects of innovation in the agrifood sector. ... (+)

IUCN French Committee

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The French Committee for IUCN, founded in 1992, is the network of IUCN members in France. It gathers 2 Ministries, 8 public agencies, 36 NGOs and 250 experts. Its main mission is to ... (+)


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Invasive Species Specialist Group

The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) is a global network, established in 1994, of scientific and policy experts on invasive species, organized under the auspices of the Species Survival Commission (SSC)... (+)

Kruger National Park

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The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly ... (+)


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Production and Processing of Tropical Timber (UPR-Cirad)

The work conducted by this research unit aims to rationalize the use of tropical and Mediterranean timber as an eco-material in a context of sustainable forest management. The research unit ... (+)

University of California Davis – Department of Plant Sciences

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Department of Plant Science

The Department of Plant Sciences was founded by a consolidation of the four commodity-based departments: Agronomy and Range Science, Pomology, Vegetable Crops and Environmental Horticulture. ... (+)


Staff ( IFP & External )

PÉLISSIER R., Associated researcher