World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of …

Checklist dataset constituent of Catalogue of Life


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World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World in the Catalogue of Life


WorldFerns and WorldPlants are synonymic checklists of the vascular plants of the world (including ferns and lycophytes). The data set has been compiled over the last 20 years by starting from the basic data of the Kew Index and the Index Filicum. These names (roughly 1 million) have been cross-checked against local floras, checklists and treatments. In the current status about 90% of the species names have been verified, and distribution data are available for about 80% of the countries (incomplete only for parts of tropical Africa and Brazil).

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Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life 2332 AA Leiden Netherlands
Metadata author
Species 2000 Secretariat 2332 AA Leiden Netherlands
Administrative contact
Species 2000 Secretariat c/o Naturalis P.O. Box 9517 2332 AA Leiden Netherlands +31 71 7519362


Constituent of

Catalogue of Life

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The Catalogue of Life Partnership

Publication Date

Jul 26, 2017

Registration Date

Jan 19, 2016

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Hassler M.