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The sixth World Flora Online Council meeting held in South Africa

M. Marianne le Roux, Ronell R. Klopper, Peter S. Wyse Jackson, Pierre-Andre Loizeau, Janine E. Victor, Joseph R. Sebola
Bothalia | Vol 47, No 1 | a2242 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v47i1.2242 | © 2017 M. Marianne le Roux, Ronell R. Klopper, Peter S. Wyse Jackson, Pierre-Andre Loizeau, Janine E. Victor, Joseph R. Sebola | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 March 2017 | Published: 28 August 2017

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M. Marianne le Roux, Biosystematics Research and Biodiversity Collections Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI); Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Ronell R. Klopper, Biosystematics Research and Biodiversity Collections Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI); Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Peter S. Wyse Jackson, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri, United States
Pierre-Andre Loizeau, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland
Janine E. Victor, Biosystematics Research and Biodiversity Collections Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa
Joseph R. Sebola, Biosystematics Research and Biodiversity Collections Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI); School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


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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.

Keywords

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

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