A Rose By Any Other Name Would Appear Somewhere in this Database of 1.25 Million Plants

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Real World#web curt hopkins The Plant List is the largest, most exhaustive listing of plants in the world’s history. In fact, it is a list of every single known plant on earth, over a million. And it’s all available in one place online to anyone, not just academics. The Royal Botanic Gardens and the Missouri Botanical Garden are the prime movers in this attempt to sort what Discovery News called the “taxonomic jumble” of plant names that has grown up around the study of botany. The Plant List brought together scores of databases and lists from scores of institutions into one place and standardized most, identifying those whose naming is still a matter of discussion. Use of plants as food, for medicinal, for pharmacology and conservation purposes may be made more efficient with this project. The public announcement was the culmination of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity. The project grew from a the UN Biodiversity Convention last year mandating the creation of just such a database. Experts still do not agree on between 200,000 and 300,000 of the names. The role of botanists in the next 9 years, when the database is due to be “finished” is to reduce that number to zero. If there’s a fault in the list, it’s an ironic one. It’s more difficult to find things, either via search or browse, than it ought to be. When I searched on the genus “rosa” the result was a statement that the genus was not available. When I browsed, allowing the titanic list of genera load (which took several minutes), I found it. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

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