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GCD: Global Compositae Database
Citable as data publication
Compositae Working Group (CWG) (2023). Global Compositae Database. Accessed at on yyyy-mm-dd.

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Compositae is one of the largest plant families in the world. The Global Compositae Database is built on the Global Compositae Checklist which has been moved to the Aphia platform of the World Register of Marine Species. An international network of taxonomic experts will assess, edit and update the taxonomic information for this important family. more

Datasets for the Compositae from across the world were integrated in the Global Compositae Checklist between 2006 and 2011 using purpose designed Checklist Integration software (C-INT, Landcare Research, New Zealand). Names were matched using a set of rules and a consensus name was generated with all original data sources linked to that name. The consensus name was a summary of all information from multiple data providers that were in agreement on any given field. Entries were complete to differing levels depending on the data contributed (e.g. only some data sources had type information). Broad distribution data was included, using the TDWG Geographic Standard although, as this is derived from the data contributed, the distribution is not necessarily comprehensive. Taxonomic concepts were also derived from the data sources, using a system of prioritised ranking where local datasets have more weight that global. The most recent version of this Checklist forms the starting point for the Global Compositae Database.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Plants
Terrestrial, Classification, Species, Taxonomy, World, Compositae

Geographical coverage
World [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1753 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Compositae [WoRMS]


Bonifacino, Mauriciodata managertaxonomic editor
Amorim, Viviantaxonomic editor
Anderberg, Arnetaxonomic editor
Andrés-Sánchez, Santiagotaxonomic editor
Baldwin, Bruce G.taxonomic editor
Bergh, Nicolataxonomic editor
de Lima Ferreira, Paolataxonomic editor
Freire, Susanataxonomic editor
Galbany-Casals, Mercètaxonomic editor
Gao, Tiangiangtaxonomic editor
Gostel, Morgantaxonomic editor
Grossi, Marianataxonomic editor
Gutierrez, Diegotaxonomic editor
Heiden, Gustavotaxonomic editor
Katinas, Lilianataxonomic editor
Konowalik, Kamiltaxonomic editor
Lichter-Marck, Isaactaxonomic editor
Loeuille, Benoittaxonomic editor
McKenzie, Roberttaxonomic editor
Panero, José L.taxonomic editor
Pelser, Pietertaxonomic editor
Resende Bueno, Viníciustaxonomic editor
Roque, Nádiataxonomic editor
Saavedra, Marianataxonomic editor
Schilling, Edwardtaxonomic editor
Schmidt-Lebuhn, Alexandertaxonomic editor
Sennikov, Alexandertaxonomic editor
Susanna, Alfonsotaxonomic editor
Urbatsch, Lowelltaxonomic editor
Urtubey, Estrellataxonomic editor

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WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2020-04-23
Information last updated: 2023-01-19
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