The sixth World Flora Online Council meeting held in South Africa

Authors

  • M. Marianne le Roux Biosystematics Research and Biodiversity Collections Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa; Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4705-2513
  • Ronell R. Klopper South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa; Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0948-5038
  • Peter S. Wyse Jackson Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri, United States
  • Pierre-Andre Loizeau Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Janine E. Victor South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5703-1762
  • Joseph R. Sebola South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa; School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7356-5024

Keywords:

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, South Africa, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Target 1, World Flora Online, e-Flora of South Africa

Abstract

Background: Biannual Council meetings are held with the aim of developing a World Flora Online (WFO) in response to Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (2011–2020).

Objectives: To report on the sixth WFO Council meeting held in Pretoria, South Africa, on November 2016.

Method: A WFO Council meeting (preceded by Taxonomic and Technical Working Group meetings) was hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute in Pretoria.

Results: Significant progress with the development of the WFO portal was made.

Conclusion: The WFO portal will be launched at the International Botanical Congress in China in 2017.

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Published

2017-08-28

How to Cite

le Roux, M. M. ., Klopper, R. R. ., Jackson, P. S. W., Loizeau, P.-A. ., Victor, J. E. ., & Sebola, J. R. . (2017). The sixth World Flora Online Council meeting held in South Africa. Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 47(1). Retrieved from http://abcjournal.org/index.php/BothaliaABC/article/view/109

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