World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World in the Catalogue of Life
CitationThe Catalogue of Life Partnership (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World in the Catalogue of Life. Checklist Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/qrjvbc accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-02-21.
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 95% of the countries (incomplete only for some groups in Malesia and some smaller countries). Major published revisions and data were added for the country floras of India, Solomon Islands and Nepal. Newly published taxa are included up to 24th October 2017.
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