(Web) PROTA: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa – Database (PROTAbase)


PROTA’s stated mission is to synthesise all the information available for approximately 8,000 plants used in tropical Africa, and make it widely accessible in various media. In other words PROTA is dedicated to make the lesser-known useful biodiversity of tropical Africa better known. PROTA also intends to promote opportunities for the sustainable use of plants to the public and private sectors, making a difference to the people whose livelihoods depend on plants.

A home page for this organization is difficult to locate on the web, but individual plant species can be searched via the link:


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