[Taxacom] African Plant Database

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 14:19:27 CST 2016

My thanks to all who responded with the helpful comments on the databse.

John Grehan

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 1:25 PM, Marc Sosef <marc.sosef at plantentuinmeise.be>

> Dear John,
> In my opinion, the quality of the taxonomy of this database is high! I use
> it on an almost daily basis, and many of us working on African plants are
> blessed to have such a fine facility. It is actively curated, and I send in
> issues to be corrected every now and then. These are very few, and
> sometimes the database manager (Cyrille Chatelain) points out to me that I
> am wrong......., and he is right :-(.
> As for specimen data, they should, as always, be interpreted carefully.
> There are bound to be ID errors, but the source collections (Geneva, WAG
> (at Naturalis), South African database and North African plant database)
> are better than average!
> with best regards,
> Marc
> *Prof.dr. Marc S.M. Sosef*
> Senior Researcher
> -Editor-in-Chief Flora of Central Africa
> -Editor-in-Chief Flora of Gabon
> -Taxonomy of African grasses
> marc.sosef@ <marc.sosef at br.fgov.be>plantentuinmeise.be
> +32 (0)2 2600956
> 1860 Meise, Belgium
> www.botanicgarden.be <http://www.br.fgov.be/>

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