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On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 11:06 AM, Lana Johnson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Forwarded from a professor in our department!
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> For those of you who don’t read Science, you may be interested in the
> website.  http://tropicos.org/Project/VPA
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> “The Vascular Plants of the Americas (VPA) website contains the first
> integrated assessment of all known native species of vascular plants in the
> New World. It includes 124,993 species in 6,227 genera, and 355 families.
> The species number corresponds to 33% of the 383,671 vascular plant species
> known globally.”
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> It includes interesting taxonomic updates… for example… florist
> chrysanthemum is no longer *Dendrathema *(which I thought but…) is back
> to *Chrysanthemum morifolium*.
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> It also connects you with the NY Botanic Garden Virtual Herbarium and
> other sites (little colored icons next to the Genus and Species after you
> search).
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> It is an ongoing project and the pdf of the original Science article can
> be found at the bottom of the home page.
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> Check it out!
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