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Snapshots of the taxonomy

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Snapshots of the WFO Taxonomic Backbone

Date of Snapshot No. of accepted taxa Access Archive Data (Zenodo)
December 2023 444,878 Data files  Download
June 2023 439,505 Data files  Download
December 2022 449,666 Data files  Download
June 2022 565,127 Data files  Download
December 2021 562,041 Data files  Download
May 2019 609,419 Data files  Download
March 2019 389,394 Data files  Download
July 2018 390,583 Data files  Download

Name matching facility – WorldFlora R tool

WorldFlora is a tool for the software environment R which aids the matching of plant names using downloaded snapshots the WFO Taxonomic Backbone, available here. 

WorldFlora offers a straightforward pipeline for the semi‐​automatic checking of plant names, and can detect both exact and fuzzy matches. For the test data sets (July 2018 to May 2019), the success rate of credible name matches ranged from 94.7% to 99.9% (Kindt 2020).

A graphical user interface for WorldFlora — RcmdrPlugin.WorldFlora — is also available, and its use is documented in this manual.

Kindt, R. (2020). WorldFlora: An R package for exact and fuzzy matching of plant names against the World Flora Online taxonomic backbone data. Applications in Plant Science, 8(9): e11389. DOI: 10.1002/aps3.11388 [open access].