German Researchers compile World’s largest Inventory of known Plant Species


Team Udayavani, Nov 28, 2020, 6:16 PM IST

Researchers at Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research have compiled the world’s most comprehensive list of known plant species.

It contains over 13 lakh names of vascular plants, extending the most important reference work to date by 20%.

The researchers have also succeeded in clarifying names of over 1.8 lakh species that were unclear until now.  The data set has now been published in Scientific Data

The Leipzig Catalog of Vascular Plants (LCVP) now comprises 351,180 vascular plant species and 6160 natural hybrids across 13,460 genera, 564 families and 84 orders. It also lists all synonyms and provides further taxonomic details.

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