Snapshots of the WFO Taxonomic Backbone
|Date of Snapshot||No. of accepted taxa||Download this Snapshot||File Size|
|September 2021||443,379||DwCA zip file||89.6MB|
|May 2019||390,897||DwCA zip file||137MB|
|March 2019||389,394||DwCA zip file||93.8MB|
|July 2018||391,170||DwCA zip file||73.5MB|
Name matching facility – WorldFlora R tool
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).
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].