Plant Database forum: Taxonomical reference

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Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Ever looking for new plants to kill
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plantrob
Feb 22, 2015 7:58 PM CST
I've been submitting (mostly very minor) suggestions for botanical name changes today, while importing links to ATP into http://www.robsplants.com/plantlinks/ (which is coming along nicely, but slowly: I want to do it right). Zuzu has been kind enough to tackle my requests, in most cases approving them, but rejecting a few with reference to [url=www.catalogueoflife.org]www.catalogueoflife.org[/url] . Is that the governing taxonomical reference for ATP? I've recently been using theplantlist.org myself, and in some cases there are obviously clashes between the two. I haven't researched how these resources differ, but if the former is more authoritative, I may decide to use it as well.
Rob from Pennsylvania - robsplants.com
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 22, 2015 8:14 PM CST

Plants Admin

The Plant List is woefully outdated in many cases. Even when the site was updated a couple of years ago, much of the information remained obsolete. I use the Catalogue of Life, which is updated quite frequently (most recently on February 15, 2015).

Here's a link to the CoL search box:

http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all
Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Ever looking for new plants to kill
Seed Starter Frogs and Toads Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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plantrob
Feb 22, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Thanks for clarifying. I'm a gardener, not a botanist, and merely (meekly) follow the latest whims of the scientific community :-)
I've added catalogue of life to my toolbox.
Rob from Pennsylvania - robsplants.com
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 22, 2015 9:01 PM CST

Plants Admin

plantrob said:I'm a gardener, not a botanist, and merely (meekly) follow the latest whims of the scientific community :-)


You've just described all of us here, I think. Smiling

Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Ever looking for new plants to kill
Seed Starter Frogs and Toads Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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plantrob
Feb 22, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Phew. I'm done. Well past my bed time. This has been productive - fixed a bunch of mis-spellings in my own database, and was glad to see most of my suggestions for fixes on this end get processed so quickly.
Rob from Pennsylvania - robsplants.com
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
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zuzu
Feb 22, 2015 10:47 PM CST

Plants Admin

It was productive, I agree. You fixed a bunch of misspellings in this database too.

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