International Organization for Plant Information
Provisional Global Plant Checklist

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Welcome to IOPI GPC!

Managed by the International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI), the Global Plant Checklist (GPC) is a cooperative international project designed to help humanity manage the earth's biodiversity efficiently and sustainably.

This prototype for IOPI's Global Plant Checklist Project demonstrates how the Checklist works, and serves as an aid for developing data entry and botanical editing procedures. We have moved the previous version to a fully relational database using the Berlin Model as taxonomic information system and the BerlinModelViewer v1.0 for publishing the data in Internet. It now supports the distributed database approach originally described in the Checklist Project Plan. 

The Database
Up to now, records from 6 major floristic datasets have been imported, as well as 7 specialized family datasets. With a total of 248400 source records, the GPC now covers 201,397 different plant names belonging to 135,491 "potential taxa".

IOPI has not continued to pursue the inclusion of further datasets for some years now.

To illustrate the implementation of "Potential Taxa" used in this database, some data provided by the TaxLink Project Working Group (Universität Göttingen, 1998) have been added. Try a query for "Warnstorfia fluitans"!


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This page last updated: Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018