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Identifying gaps in the photographic record of the vascular plant flora of the Americas

Nigel C. A. Pitman 1 Tomomi Suwa 1 Carmen Ulloa Ulloa 2 James Miller 2 James Solomon 2 Juliana Philipp 1 Corine Vriesendorp 1 Abigail Derby Lewis 1 Sinem Perk 1 Pierre Bonnet 3, 4 Alexis Joly 5, 6 Mathias Tobler 7 Jason H. Best 8 John P. Janovec 9 Kevin C. Nixon 10 Barbara M. Thiers 11 Melissa Tulig 11 Edward E. Gilbert 12 Rafaela Campostrini Forzza 13 Geraldo Zimbrão 14 Fabiana Luiza Ranzato Filardi 13 Robert Turner 15 Fernando Zuloaga 16 Manuel Belgrano 16 Christian Zanotti 17 Jurriaan M. de Vos 18 Eduardo Hettwer Giehl 19 Timothy C. E. Paine 20 Rubens Texeira de Queiroz 21 Katya Romoleroux 22 Everton Hilo de Souza 23 
Abstract : Field photographs of plant species are crucial for research and conservation, but the lack of a centralized database makes them difficult to locate. We surveyed 25 online databases of field photographs and found that they harboured only about 53% of the approximately 125,000 vascular plant species of the Americas. These results reflect the urgent need for a centralized database that can both integrate and complete the photographic record of the world’s flora.
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Nigel C. A. Pitman, Tomomi Suwa, Carmen Ulloa Ulloa, James Miller, James Solomon, et al.. Identifying gaps in the photographic record of the vascular plant flora of the Americas. Nature Plants, 2021, 7, pp.1010-1014. ⟨10.1038/s41477-021-00974-2⟩. ⟨hal-03312029⟩



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