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Why an Australian Plant Census? Distinguished requirement for a "concurred" list of Australian vascular plants by the herbal group Lack of present day registration. Existing Census of Australian Vascular Plants (Hnatiuk 1990) now essentially obsolete Consistency of information crosswise over national ventures, particularly Australia\'s Virtual Herbarium (AVH) extend Similar need perceived via arrive supervisors and arrangement producers (i.e. Dept. of Environment and Heritage (DEH)) Environmental enactment Land administration Policy improvement and basic leadership

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Christmas Bush Nuytsia floribunda Ceratopetalum gummiferum Bursaria spinosa Prostanthera lasianthos

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Changing ordered ideas Different translations of species in Subseries Dichromophloiosae of the sort Corymbia

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Brooker 1995; EUCLID 2006 umbonata dichromophloia

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dichromophloia rubens umbonata drysdalensis capricornia capriconia-drysdalensis intergrade Hill and Johnson 1995

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State ideas dichromophloia rubens umbonata capricornia drysdalensis capricornia QLD - capricornia NT – capricornia (counting drysdalensis ); dichromophloia umbonata WA – drysdalensis ; dichromophloia; rubens

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What is the APC ? A collective venture of the Australian organic group through the Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria (CHAH): to touch base at a concurred national rundown of Australian plant taxa taking into account and reported in the Australian Plant Name Index database (APNI) speaking to an accord perspective of Australian vascular verdure for the motivations behind correspondence at a national level. The substance of the APC depends on the most recent distributed ordered records, evaluated against current territorial and ordered master supposition.

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Australian Plant Census Introduction Proposed count ought to: Have general acknowledgment by the Australian natural group Be an accord perspective of the Australian vascular vegetation at national level for national purposes Have broad synonymy Cross reference to elective ordered perspectives A national supported ordered perspective of Australian vascular plants, representing elective scientific categorizations

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What is the premise of the APC? Cooperative and shared item Based on distributed and/or on-line electronic assets and current condition of learning Flexible and dynamic, reflecting new scientific categorizations as distributed Alternative scientific classifications reflected in synonymies & remarks Initial center was on taxa of preservation essentialness Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act relating State/Territory Acts Later stages on families as treated for Flora of Australia

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Management DEH is the underlying essential customer for the Australian Plant Census (APC) CHAH is the aggregate caretaker of ordered information on which the Australian Plant Census is based, and the general power for substance and venture administration ANH/CPBR is overseer of the Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) information set, and deals with the venture for the benefit of CHAH

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APC Working Group CHAH working gathering made out of ordered delegates from every herbarium Collaborative Responsive Consult partners Project Officer works under bearing of APNI group in a joint effort with the CHAH Working Group

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CHAH Working Group Role of CHAH Working Group Act as agent for their separate State/Territory Provide information and data from individual censuses Respond to demands for data or thought of ordered issues asked for by the Project Officer Work with Project Officer to create concurred scientific classification and terminology Provide input and proposals to State and Territory powers

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Procedural succession Compilation of information by Project Officer & APNI Team Contributors Experts, Census compilers, Working Group individuals, Project Officer Evaluation of information by Project Officer & Working Group Agreed scientific categorization Differing scientific categorization Project Officer advises CHAH there is no debate Project Officer gets ready case for CHAH to consider in conference with WG CHAH endorses DEH ventures Other clients Australian Plant Census In APNI with synonymy, elective scientific categorization and pertinent editorial CHAH chooses a national scientific classification

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Agreed scientific categorization Grevillea 583 taxa, 1291 names Treatment to a great extent takes after Makinson, Fl. Australia 17A (2000) Accepted by Working Group without revision, embraced by CHAH Lythraceae 39 taxa, 106 names Treatment takes after Hewson & Beesley, Fl. Australia 18 (1990) and Lepschi, Nuytsia ,13 (2000) Accepted by Working Group without alteration, embraced by CHAH

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Differing scientific categorization Phalaenopsis amabilis subsp . rosenstromii or P. rosenstromii? Varying scientific categorizations received by various herbaria Species rank of Clements, Aust. Orchid Research (1989) versus Subspecific rank of Christenson, Phalaenopsis : A monograph (2001) Cases for embracing either idea arranged by significant experts, submitted to Working Group for thought Working Group votes for species-level rank for this taxon Working Group proposal considered and supported by CHAH

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Changing circumscription • name stays same; preservation status may change Calectasia cyanea Name broadly twisted to number of species now perceived as unmistakable Recent research  limit circumscription Species happens just in sw WA Populations now doled out to different species Recommendation re EPBC posting: posting of C. cyanea stays proper, and protection status ought to be audited EPBC posting of some taxa once incorporated into C. cyanea ought to likewise be viewed as Working Group suggestion considered and supported by CHAH

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Differing scientific categorization Ptychosperma bleeseri Previously regarded as an uncommon animal groups from NT Recent research demonstrates this to be conspecific with boundless P. macarthurii Recommended to DEH that the posting of this species be audited and the taxon delisted In actuality this palm is thought to be of developed root… ..

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Matching expression, composition and twisted names Acacia sp. Barklys (J.L.Egan 124) NT Herbarium  sensu  CHAH (2006) Acacia citriodora Tindale & D.Keith MS Acacia sp. E Acacia sp. G Acacia sp. G Kimberley Flora (C.H.Gittins 1260) NSW Herbarium Acacia arida auct. non  Benth.:  Pedley, L. 1964, Proc.Roy. Soc. Queensland. 75: 34. Acacia hilliana auct. non  Maiden:  Pedley, L. 1978, Austrobaileya. 1(2): 134-135. WA, NT, Qld

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Sample yield Ficus saxophila Blume sensu  Du Puy, D.J. & Telford, I.R.H. (1993). ChI Ficus saxophila var. sublanceolata (Miq.) Corner = Ficus virens Aiton Ficus scabrifolia A.Rich. = Ficus coronata Spin & Colla Ficus scandens var. australis F.M.Bailey = Ficus pantoniana King var. pantoniana Ficus scandens var. australis F.M.Bailey = Ficus pantoniana King Ficus scobina Benth. sensu  CHAH (2005). Past records of this species from WA (e.g. Greenery of Kimberley) are in blunder and speak to Ficus aculeata var . orbicularis . NT Ficus semicostata F.M.Bailey = Ficus racemosa L.

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Progress to date c .9400 taxa (= c .28,370 names) considered by Working Group and embraced by CHAH Data for roughly 60% is entered/altered in APNI and accessible by means of APC web question Taxa treated to date include: those recorded under EPBC enactment taxa of protection essentialness recorded at the State/Territory level all families distributed in Flora of Australia , including Casuarinaceae, Combretaceae, Moraceae, Proteaceae, Thymelaeaceae and Urticaceae

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Output accessible at: http://www.chah.gov.au/apc/

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Completing the venture

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Future bearings and issues Continue introduce taxon-based approach, focusing on unpublished Flora of Australia volumes, supplemented by DEH needs Explore method for keeping up APC past starting two year DEH financing Foster current levels of eagerness and responsibility from Working Group individuals and CHAH Expansion of APC abilities (e.g. connecting to State/Territory censuses, pictures, extra information sets)

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Future bearings and issues Secure further financing to finish information passage to APNI, e.g. industry, altruistic trusts Annotated mapping of state censuses and vegetations to APC and the other way around, with the goal that APC is connected to the AVH Potential backing from NCRIS

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Outcomes Scientifically solid and suitable data accommodated authoritative purposes Close cooperation between CHAH individuals National consent to deliver national enumeration Agreed system, and it\'s working APNI advancement Standardization of casual (expression) names Standarisation of taxon names the nation over Increased ordered information Highlighting determination of ordered issues in verdure Encourage production of numerous undescribed species

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Australian Plant Census APC yield accessible at: http://www.chah.gov.au/apc/APNI accessible at: http://www.anbg.gov.au/apni/

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