Database Details : Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World

Full name: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World UPDATED!
Short name: World Ferns
Version: Nov 2017
Release date: 2017-11-09
Authors/editors: Hassler M.
Taxonomic coverage: Plantae - Tracheophyta - Equisetopsida, Lycopodiopsida, Marattiopsida, Polypodiopsida, Psilotopsida
English name of the group: Ferns and fern-allies
Number of living species 13,234
Number of living infraspecific taxa 1,160
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 45,937
Number of common names: 1,257
Total number of names: 61,588
Abstract: WorldFerns and WorldPlants are synonymic checklists of the vascular plants of the world (including ferns and lycophytes). The data set has been compiled over the last 20 years by starting from the basic data of the Kew Index and the Index Filicum. These names (roughly 1 million) have been cross-checked against local floras, checklists and treatments. In the current status about 90% of the species names have been verified, and distribution data are available for about 95% of the countries (incomplete only for some groups in Malesia and some smaller countries). Major published revisions and data were added for the country floras of India, Solomon Islands and Nepal. Newly published taxa are included up to 24th October 2017.
Organization: Individual custodian in cooperation with the Botanical Garden of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Bibliographic citation: Hassler M. (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World (version Nov 2017). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 28th March 2018. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.