Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 14, 2011

The Ultimate Plant List

A working list of all known plant species has been created

It is a list of all known plant species and has been developed  as a direct response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, adopted in 2002 by the 193 governments who are Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.   The GSPC was designed as a framework for action to halt the loss of plant diversity.

The Plant List has been created by  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden by combining multiple checklist datasets held by these institutions and other collaborators.  It is a work in progress and will continue to be developed.

It includes the accepted Latin name for most species and  links to all Synonyms by which that species has been known.  There are 1,040,426 scientific plant names of species rank. The Plant List contains 620 plant families and 16,167 plant genera.

To learn more check: About — The Plant List and  The Plant List

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