Willdenowia 36 – Article36109

Willdenowia – Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
ISSN 0511-9618
© 2006 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.

Castroviejo, S., Aedo, C. & Medina, L.: Management of floristic information on the Internet: the Anthos solution.
Willdenowia 36 (Special Issue): 127-136.

Anthos is the name of a database and search system for quality-controlled chorological and taxonomic information on the vascular plants of Spain. It provides a trustworthy solution for the handling of accepted names and their synonyms, based on an analysis of nomenclatural relations. It is based on the MS SQL-Server relational database system. Information can be found on any plant, using its accepted name or synonyms or vernacular names. The geographical search options include lists of all plants of a given territory, a province, a region, or an area delimited by its UTM coordinates. Additional information is available in the form of photographs or drawings, chromosome numbers, vernacular names and synonyms.

Key words:
taxonomy, flora, Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, database model.

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