[Taxacom] Oh Canada!

Edwin Groot evoldevo at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 19 08:37:11 CDT 2010


It looks like the Canadian undergrad students have a bit of work ahead
of them ;-)

Edwin
[In Germany at the moment]
p.s. Solidago canadensis is slowly taking over the fallow fields here.
Another case of escaped "ornamentals".

On 19/09/2010, Adolf Ceska <aceska at telus.net> wrote:
>
> For the UBC (Vancouver, BC) herbarium data go to
> http://herbie.zoology.ubc.ca/~botany/herbarium/search.php?db=vwsp.fp7
> They have 12,640 Asteraceae specimens from British Columbia in their
> database.
>
> The Consortium of the Pacific Northwest Herbaria
> http://www.pnwherbaria.org/
> lists 2,145 specimens of Asteraceae from BC.
>
> Adolf Ceska, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Alec McClay
> Sent: September-18-10 7:44 PM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Oh Canada!
>
> Does anyone know why Canada has provided so little vascular plant
> data to GBIF? Maybe this applies to other groups, but plants are
> mostly what I find myself searching for. Just as an example, this map
> http://tinyurl.com/333zglu makes it look as if the whole order
> Asterales virtually drops out at the 49th parallel, which I somehow
> don't think is the case .
>
> Alec McClay, Ph.D., P. Biol.
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