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Floristics & Taxonomy

Barkworth, Mary [1].

Recreating the web site for North America’s Grasses.

In 2017, Utah State University, for security reasons, deactivated the server that made content from the two grass volumes of the Flora of North America available on line. A new site is in development, one that makes use of OpenHerbarium, a Symbiota-based network, and KeyBase, a web site designed by Niels Klazenga for presenting dichotomous keys. Initially, the taxonomic treatments will be the those presented in FNA apart from the minor modifications made in the Manual of Grasses for North America, Grasses of the Intermountain Region. During the coming year, North American herbaria will be asked to allow OpenHerbarium access to their specimen records so that the maps provided will be more accurate and verifiable than the published maps. The old maps will be added as image files for the sake of comparison. People with good images of North America's grasses are invited to contact me about uploading them to OpenHerbarium. The top priority at present is making the existing treatments and illustrations available. As this task is completed, plans will be made for obtaining and presenting modified treatments where appropriate. Work to date has been funded from money generated by licensing use of the illustrations in other publications but additional funding will be needed to complete the task while enhancing existing resources for maintaining the currency and value of published floras.

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1 - Department Of Biology, 5305 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT, 84322, United States

North America

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 46, Floristics & Taxonomy
Location: 105/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Time: 2:15 PM
Number: 46004
Abstract ID:362
Candidate for Awards:None

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