Rare Flowering Plant and Fern Data
This dataset is a collation of locality information, conservation status and dates of most recent records for Red Data Book, Biodiversity Action Plan and Nationally Extinct vascular plants in Wales. The dataset includes 2 species of conifer, 110 species of flowering plant (Anthophyta) and 5 species of pteridophyta. This dataset is separate and different from Joint Nature Conservation Committee's (JNCC) Threatened Plants Database, but there is likely to be considerable duplication of records between them.
The purpose of this data capture was to inform survey, monitoring and conservation management of sites for rare plants.
The dataset has not been updated since 1999. All the six-figure grid references are verified through fieldwork, either by Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI) recorders, NRW staff (or their Nature Conservancy Council (NCC) predecessors) and the majority of 2 and 4 figure grid references will have a determiner; about 50% of the locality information has been validated by comparing electronic maps of the data on GIS with field notes, sketch maps and other paper records.
The dataset comprises records collected for the NCC Survey of Rare Plants (Wales), 1987-1989, with additional information collected by NRW staff, extracted from the literature and museum and herbarium sources.
Natural Resources Wales. ([Insert year of download]) Rare Flowering Plant and Fern Data. Occurrence dataset accessed through the NBNAtlas
Data may be re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence providing it is done so, acknowledging both the source and NRW's copyright. It is the recipient's responsibility to ensure the data is fit for the intended purpose.
Attribution statement: Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved.
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