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The Plant
Plant
List is a list of botanical names of species of plants created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
and the Missouri Botanical Garden and launched in 2010.[1] It was intended to be comprehensive, that is, deal with all known names of species. There is a complementary project called the International Plant
Plant
Names Index, in which Kew is also involved. The IPNI aims to provide details of publication and does not aim to determine which are accepted species names. Newly published names are automatically added from IPNI to the World Checklist of Selected Plant
Plant
Families, a database which underlies the Plant
Plant
List.

Contents

1 Findings 2 Public attention 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Findings[edit] The Plant
Plant
List has 1,064,035 scientific plant names of species rank.[2] 350,699 are accepted species names, belonging to 642 plant families and 17,020 plant genera.[3] The Plant
Plant
List accepts approximately 350,699 unique species, with 470,624 synonyms for those species, which suggests that many species have been referred to under more than one name. As of 2014[update], The Plant
Plant
List has determined that another 243,000 names are 'unresolved', meaning that botanists have so far been unable to determine whether they are a separate species or a duplication of the 350,699 unique species. Public attention[edit] When The Plant
Plant
List was launched in 2010 (the International Year of Biodiversity), it attracted media attention for its comprehensive approach. Fox News
Fox News
highlighted the number of synonyms encountered, suggesting that this reflected a "surprising lack" of biodiversity on earth."[4] The Plant
Plant
List also attracted attention for building on the work of English naturalist Charles Darwin, who in the 1880s started a plant list called the Index Kewensis (IK). Kew has added an average of 6,000 species every year since the IK was first published with 400,000 names of species.[4] However, the IK (which by 1913 avoided making taxonomic judgement in its citations) is currently run as part of the IPNI rather than the Plant
Plant
List.[5] See also[edit]

Plants portal

Australian Plant
Plant
Census Australian Plant
Plant
Name Index Global Strategy for Plant
Plant
Conservation, whose Target One states the need for “An online flora of all known plants.” International Plant
Plant
Names Index Wikispecies

References[edit]

^ "World's Largest Plants Database Assembled". discovery.com. 2010.  ^ "Summary Statistics". The Plant
Plant
List. Retrieved June 27, 2014.  ^ "US, British scientists drew up the comprehensive list of world's known land plants". CBC. [dead link] ^ a b "World's Plant
Plant
Life Far Less Diverse Than Previously Thought". Fox News. 30 December 2010.  ^ "About the Index Kewensis". International Plant
Plant
Names Index. 2004. 

External links[edit]

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