World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World in the Catalogue of Life
CitationThe Catalogue of Life Partnership (2017). World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World in the Catalogue of Life. Checklist Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/7ppkhn accessed via GBIF.org on 2017-12-14.
DescriptionWorldPlants and WorldFerns 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 90% of the countries (incomplete only for some groups in Mexico, Thailand, India, Indonesia and some smaller countries). Magnus Lidén (Uppsala University, Sweden) has revised a checklist of subfamily Fumarioideae (Papaveraceae) in this release of World Plants.
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