The Department of Botany in the National Museum of Natural History is building a database of botanical illustrations curated by the department's scientific illustrator, Alice Tangerini (view illustrations by Alice Tangerini). One of the goals of this long-term project is to make an on-line illustrated catalog of these illustrations available for our staff and others needing access to this information. Use the search form to the left to view the illustrations currently available on line.
It is our hope that the scientific drawings included in this catalog will contribute to the understanding and appreciation of the plant species illustrated. Images in this catalog are copyrighted © by the Smithsonian Institution. If you wish to reproduce these images for anything other than personal use or study, please contact Alice Tangerini for permission. For non-commercial, scientific, educational and personal use, please see our image use policy.
Brief biographical sketches are available for a number of the artists under the 'Selected Artists' link.