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About the World Flora Online project

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World Flora Online is the international initiative to achieve Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and provides a global overview of the diversity of plant species. It is the essential tool for conservation planners, policymakers and practitioners at all levels.

This map graph shows the current approximate coverage of species, derived from data supplied by World Checklist of Vascular Plants and the associated Floras, for level two regions of World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions. Hover over regions for further information.

Descriptions of

38%

of 350,510 accepted
species included

Why the WFO?

In this short video, Peter Wyse Jackson gives the background and rational of the WFO.

Peter Wyse Jackson gives the background and rational of the WFO.

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