(A) Understanding and Documenting Plant Diversity
Targets in this theme are:
(i) A widely accessible working list of known plant species, as a step towards a complete world flora;
(ii) A preliminary assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species, at national, regional and international levels;
(iii) Development of models with protocols for plant conservation and sustainable use, based on research and practical experience;
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Flora of China Online
Efloras brings together electronic floras into an online interface. Users can browse online floristic treatments by volume, family, and genus, and can search by name, distributional data, and text. With the use of web forms, editors and authors with permissions can correct and update the data.
Australian Botanical Databases
The Australian National Botanical Gardens and the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research have compiled lists of databases relating to Australasian flora. The site is also rich with information about plants of Australia, including photographs and horticulture, and about botanic gardens in the area.
The Internet Directory for Botany
The Internet Directory of Botany is an index to botanical information available on the Internet, compiled by Anthony R. Brach. It started as a personal bookmark list of botanical sites and is now a large resource for the botanical community.
The Top 50 Threatened Mediterranean Island Plants
This site and associated booklet present 50 of the most threatened plant species on Mediterranean islands. The site has detailed information in simple language and tells you whether the species is in cultivation. Many of them aren't - can your garden help? Act now - time is running out!
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made available their comprehensive databases on grass species and synonymy.