IOPI Global Plant Checklist now on-line
Karen_Wilson at RBGSYD.GOV.AU
Wed Jul 16 08:47:24 CDT 1997
***International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI)
- the Global Plant Checklist***
The provisional Global Plant Checklist of vascular plants is now
on-line at http://iopi.csu.edu.au/iopi/.
It is still at an early stage so please don't expect too much yet! So
far it contains datasets contributed from four regions (Australia,
Europe, North America north of Mexico, and Peru), plus two edited
family datasets (those for Casuarinaceae and Magnoliaceae). Partly
edited datasets for several other families are to follow shortly. The
Czerepanov dataset covering the plants of the former USSR is another
major floristic dataset that is currently being prepared for
Funding is still very limited so we will be walking rather than
running for the near future. However, procedures will soon be in place
for specialists in particular plant groups to participate in editing
the existing data and adding other data.
The IOPI Global Plant Checklist is a collaborative project amongst the
botanists of the world and interested information scientists.
Specialists from 27 institutions in 14 countries have contributed to
get the Checklist this far.
On behalf of IOPI, I invite everyone to take a look, try it out, and
send comments to me.
Convener of the IOPI Checklist Committee
karen at rbgsyd.gov.au
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