OOPS! - we lost count...
jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Wed Jan 27 09:44:40 CST 1993
How many taxa are we dealing with here?
How many vascular plants?
How many non-vascular plants?
How many fungi?
How many described? How many yet to be described?
( a similar set of questions for animal groups )
Does any one have any authoritative figures? meone said 4 million.
Do I hear 5? Or are we having ourselves on?
Send your best shot to taxacom at harvarda.harvard.edu and we will see if
we can get a community consensus out of this...
In the meantime: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ............
ps. people with money and influence keep asking this question and it
is embarrasing not to have a good answer...
Jim Croft [Herbarium CBG] internet: jrc at anbg.gov.au
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