Illustration of of the sPlot Database (IMAGE) Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Caption "sPlot" is the world's first global vegetation database which contains over 1.1 million complete lists of plant species for all terrestrial ecosystems. Credit Francesco Maria Sabatini / MLU Usage Restrictions Use for covering the research with appropriate credit. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.