new World Checklist of selected plant families website

Vitor Miranda vmiranda at UMC.BR
Fri Mar 3 13:53:11 CST 2006

Dear Rafaël,

Congratulations for the hp. Very interesting and useful the checklist
Best regards,

Rafaël Govaerts wrote:

>Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation adopted by the
>Convention on Biological Diversity is to create "a widely accessible
>working list of known plant species". As part of this global effort, the
>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launched a new website in February entitled
>the "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families "
>( It contains global checklists on 106 plant
>families, providing name, place of publication, global distribution and
>life form. Apart from the usual search options, the report generator offers
>the opportunity to create an individual synonymised checklist for any
>family, genus or geographical area as well as combinations of these. More
>families will be added as they are completed, several of which are now
>being compiled outside Kew. If you use the website for your research,
>please don't forget to cite us.
>Rafaël Govaerts

Vitor Fernandes Oliveira de Miranda
Professor Assistente
Universidade de Mogi da Cruzes - UMC
Laboratório de Sistemática Vegetal
Av. Dr. Cândido Xavier de Almeida Souza, n.200
CEP 08780-911 - Mogi das Cruzes - SP - Brasil
Tel.: +55 (11) 4798-7143/ 4798-7313
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