World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World in the Catalogue of Life
Citation(2017). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World in the Catalogue of Life. The Catalogue of Life Partnership. Checklist Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/qrjvbc accessed via GBIF.org on 2017-08-19.
DescriptionWorldFerns 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).
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Species 2000 Secretariat
administrative point of contact
Species 2000 Secretariat c/o Naturalis
P.O. Box 9517
Telephone: +31 71 7519362