22 000 Plant Records!

22 000 Plant Records! - Southern Africa : We have reached 22 000 plant records! OUR 20 000 PLANT RECORD: http://www.ispot.org.za/node/169798 @ 18h53 on 14 November with Romulea hantamensis in On top of the Hantam, Calvinia by Alan Horstmann -----------------

We have reached 22 000 plant records!

OUR 20 000 PLANT RECORD:http://www.ispot.org.za/node/169798 @ 18h53 on 14 November with Romulea hantamensis in On top of the Hantam, Calvinia by Alan Horstmann---------------------------------------

Approaching 22 000 Plant records ...

iSpot ZA is fast approaching 22 000 plant records, which is the magic figure where our number of observations exceeds the number of plant taxa in southern Africa. In theory, we will have an average of 1 observation per species. In reality, we have between 4500 and 5500 plant taxa pictured and identified on iSpot (4 671 species and subspecies / varieties “Likely ID’d” by current name in the iSpot ZA dictionary): but a quarter of our flora illustrated on iSpot is not something to be scoffed at! And that excludes dozens of undescribed species already on iSpot - awaiting formal description and inclusion in our dictionary (which, for plants, is the latest version of PRECIS).

This has been a major effort by all involved. To all you who have and are contributing to this memorable achievement: we salute you!

Who will be the observer of the magic observation? What will be the species? What region will it come from?

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Watch this spot as we approach this milestone ... http://www.ispot.org.za/stats%20update

07 Nov 2012
Tony Rebelo