Welcome to The Virtual Plant for PC, Mac and Linux


The CD-ROM should automatically boot when it is inserted in the CD or DVD drive of a PC. To Autorun, you must ensure the following:

  1. Autorun must be enabled for your CD-ROM drive.
  2. Java must be enabled in Internet Explorer.
  3. Screen resolution must be set to at least 1024 x 768   a warning about low screen resolution will appear on the title page, if your resolution is set too low.  
  4. If the CD-ROM does not Autorun, explore the content, and click on the Index.html file.

Please Note: The latest Apple and Linux operating systems DO NOT allow Autorun.

Apple Mac users: Please note: The CD will not autoload if you are running OS 10.4 Tiger or higher, as Apple have removed this option, to prevent virus infection. Insert the CD. Please click on the Index.html file which will be listed. This will open the website.

Linux users: Insert the CD. Open the Index.html file which will be listed, by your browser to open the website.





The right of Ted Botha and David Cutler to be identified as the Authors of this Work has been asserted in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988.

All rights reserved. Instructors using Plant Anatomy: An Applied Approach by Ted Botha, David Cutler, and Dennis W. Stevenson may reproduce material from the Virtual Plant for classroom use. Otherwise, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or recording, except as permitted by the UK Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988, without the prior permission of the publisher.

First published 2007 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

2007 by Ted Botha and David Cutler BLACKWELL PUBLISHING,

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