The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity

Euro+Med Plantbase integrates and critically evaluates information from Flora Europaea, Med-Checklist, the Flora of Macaronesia, and from regional and national floras and checklists from the area as well as additional taxonomic and floristic literature. This is complemented by the European taxa of several families taken from the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families and of the Leguminosae from the International Legume Database and Information Service ILDIS (see credits for details). By 1st of February 2018 it provides access to the total European flora of vascular plants in 222 plant families.

This version of Euro+Med PlantBase is not updated any more. Updates can be found on the Euro+Med PlantBase - Preview of the new data portal.

Credits (general)

Managing Editor
Eckhard von Raab-Straube (Berlin)
Database and web-editor development, data imports
Walter Berendsohn, Marc Geoffroy, Dominik Röpert, Anton Güntsch (all Berlin)
Portal development
Pepe Ciardelli, Marc Geoffroy, Anton Güntsch (all Berlin)
Web Site
Gianniantonio Domina (Palermo)
Distribution maps / EDIT Representational State Transfer (REST) services
Map visualisation, hosting and maintenance: Finnish Museum for Natural History, Helsinki (LUOMUS) & Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren (RMCA)
Development: James Davy (formerly RMCA, now EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra), Franck Theeten (RMCA), Tapani Lahti & Raino Lampinen (LUOMUS), Pere Roca Ristol (formerly Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC, now EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra), Andreas Kohlbecker (BGBM Berlin-Dahlem)
Contact:Patricia Mergen (Liaison Officer, RMCA)
Common names
Anthos (; 2010). Information System of the plants of Spain. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC - Fundación Biodiversidad; for names from the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
ILDIS (; 2010). International Legume Database and Information Service; for common names of Fabaceae.
Mariam Aghababian (Fontainebleau); for common names of Compositae.
Carmen Begerock (Berlin); for common names of Ferns, Lycopodiophytes and Caryophyllales
Moustapha Nehmé (Beyrouth); for Arabic common names. Sources: Nehmé, M.: Dictionnaire Etymologique de la Flore du Liban. 2000; and Nehmé, M.: Etymological Dictionary of Syrian Flora. 2008.
The treatment of the family Fabaceae has been provided to Euro+Med PlantBase by: ILDIS (2010). International Legume Database and Information Service.
The following family treatments have been provided to Euro+Med PlantBase by: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (2010), copyright © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew:
Acoraceae, Alstroemeriaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Araceae, Araliaceae, Arecaceae, Asparagaceae, Betulaceae, Bromeliaceae, Cannaceae, Colchicaceae, Commelinaceae, Cornaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Ephedraceae, Eriocaulaceae, Fagaceae, Iridaceae, Ixioliriaceae, Juncaceae, Lamiaceae, Liliaceae, Melanthiaceae, Musaceae, Myrtaceae, Nartheciaceae, Nothofagaceae, Oleaceae, Orchidaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Pontederiaceae, Sapotaceae, Smilacaceae, Tofieldiaceae, Verbenaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Zingiberaceae

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