World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World in the Catalogue of Life
CitationThe Catalogue of Life Partnership (2018). 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 2018-03-23.
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 95% of the countries (incomplete only for some groups in Malesia and some smaller countries). In this release, complete or almost complete country checklists have been added for Benin, Togo, Congo (Brazzaville), Northern Caucasus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan; partially for Bangladesh and Equatorial Guinea. Newly published taxa are included up to 24th October 2017.
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