Recent Topics Posters
Hardison, Linda .
The Oregon Flora Project.
The Oregon Flora Project (OFP) is an endeavor to provide comprehensive information about the 4,493 vascular plants of Oregon in both printed and digital formats. There are four major facets to the OFP. (1) The Oregon Plant Atlas provides interactive mapping of ca. 500,000 records of plant observations and specimens from 14 herbaria representing government agencies, small colleges, and major collections. (2) The Photo Gallery provides over 21,000 images of plants, with 64% of the flora represented with field photos, and 58% of the flora represented through 3,061 images of OSU Herbarium specimens. Both the Atlas and the Photo Gallery benefit from the participation of citizen scientists, notably Native Plant Society of Oregon members, and the OFP promotes the exchange of information with these users. (3) The preparation of a new Flora of Oregon is in progress, and data will be presented through traditional descriptions and dichotomous keys as well as via an online, multiple entry key. (4) The Checklist provides the framework for all OFP facets. It details the plant concepts accepted by the OFP, and tracks synonymy within primary literature and the key references and floras covering Oregon. Nomenclature established in the Checklist is applied to all OFP applications, assuring that each presents the most up-to-date name for each taxon. The OFP is funded through external sources, and data are available to the public through its website (www.oregonflora.org).
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Oregon Flora Project
1 - Oregon Flora Project, Dept. Botany & Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA
Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Location: Event Tent/Cliff Lodge
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM