Plant Database forum: iPlants database

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 25, 2012 1:47 PM CST

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I found a reference on The Plant List to what looks like a new(?) Shrug! taxon database. I only tried a few species but got more misses than hits. Will this help clarify or confuse?

Edit: http://www.iplants.org/index.htm
Evan
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Name: Monica
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krancmm
Jun 25, 2012 3:04 PM CST
It looks like iPlants (2004-06) was the impetus for The Plant List (2010-). It was a pilot project covering just 8 families, of which 5 included only Madagascar endemics. Probably best to just ignore it except for the history of how The Plant List began.
Monica
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 25, 2012 3:22 PM CST

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Thanks Monica, that's excellent. I wish we had a Phew emoticon.
Evan
Name: Monica
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krancmm
Jun 25, 2012 3:38 PM CST
There does seem to be a plethora of taxonomic databases, some of which disagree with each other. One more might have sunk the plant boat, so Phew indeed.
Monica
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 25, 2012 8:39 PM CST
I have a feeling that the best resource is going to end up being right here on ATP. Thanks in large part to people like you guys! Smiling
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 11:15 AM CST
I agree

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