In the Environmental Science class that I teach, I have my students research biodiversity in a country of their choice. One of the options is to research ethnobotany or medicinal plants in their country. When students research this, they often just have to google “Medicinal plants in Spain” or whichever country they are in.
Does anyone know of a decent atlas or database of medicinal plants? I would love to find some sort of program like iNaturalist where students can explore medicinal species. One of the things I love about iNaturalist is the easy-to-use map where you can easily see a species’ distribution. Such a map of medicinal plants would be helpful for students trying to find plants specific to their country.
Programs I use now are IUCN Redlist (advanced search by medicinal use). I use Slow Food’s Ark of Taste (https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/what-we-do/the-ark-of-taste/) for food use of different species. But I’m wondering if there are any other websites or projects out there that you are aware of. Thanks!