Plants of the World Online

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Plants of the World Online
Available in English
Owner Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
URL Plants of the World Online
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LaunchedMarch 2017;3 years ago (2017-03)

Plants of the World Online is an online database published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It was launched in March 2017 with the ultimate aim being "to enable users to access information on all the world's known seed-bearing plants by 2020". The initial focus was on tropical African Floras, particularly Flora Zambesiaca, Flora of West Tropical Africa and Flora of Tropical East Africa. [1]

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References

  1. "About the Plants of the World Online portal", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2018-01-26