Species Plantarum Project

The Species Plantarum Project (SPP)

The Species Plantarum Project is a longer term project aiming to record essential taxonomic information on vascular plants on a world basis. It may be likened to a World Flora. It is expected that it will include accepted names and synonyms with places of publication and types, short descriptions of all taxa from family to infraspecific rank, keys, distributions, references to literature comments, etc. It will be linked to the Global Plant Checklist.

The parameters, details and modus operandi are being discussed by an international steering committee, and further announcements will be made in due course.

Contact the convener, Dick Brummitt, for further information.

International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI) Authorized WWW server Species Plantarum page. K. Wilson (editor). Last modified: 1 April 1997