Meyers, Stephen , Hardison, Linda .
The Oregon Flora Project: preparing new floristic tools for the state.
The Oregon Flora Project (OFP) is developing a flora of the ca. 4,500 vascular plant taxa that grow without cultivation in Oregon. The target date for paper publication of the new Flora of Oregon is 2015. This traditionally formatted flora is supported by extensive data on the OFP website, www.oregonflora.org. A synonymized Checklist serves as the framework for all OFP information. Taxonomic concepts are defined and assigned unique numbers. Synonymy within primary literature and the key references and floras that cover Oregon is cross-referenced to OFP concept numbers. The Oregon Plant Atlas provides interactive mapping of over 540,000 records of plant observations and specimens from 37 herbaria representing government agencies, large and small colleges, and major collections. The Photo Gallery presents field photos and herbarium specimen images, with 95% of the taxa represented by a field and/or specimen image. Many images are georeferenced, and thus mappable in the Atlas. Writing of the Flora of Oregon is in progress; currently ca. 15% of the taxa in 26 families have an advanced draft of a floristic treatment completed. These manuscripts are available online. In addition to publishing the Flora of Oregon as a two-volume book, the OFP will present digital identification tools and descriptions through a multiple entry key. Contributing authors for plant groups are being solicited to assist in the completion of the first modern flora for Oregon in over fifty years.
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Oregon Flora Project
1 - Oregon Flora Project, Oregon State University, Dept. of Botany and PP, 2082 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA
Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Location: Battelle South/Convention Center
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM