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Raevel, Valérie; Ayyappan N.; Balachandran N.; Aravajy S.; Barathan N.; Ramesh B.R.; Munoz, François
TreeGhatsData is a compilation of lists of tree taxa found in Western Ghats, South India:
For each plant name, TreeGhatsData includes the following taxonomic information: family, genus epithet, species epithet, infrataxon rank, infrataxon epithet, authority. Both the family name used in TBGRI book and the corresponding family name according to Angiosperm Phylogeny Group system III (APGIII; Bremer et al. 2009) are provided.
TreeGhatsData includes the taxonomic status, the reference name and the authority according to TBGRI flora, along with taxonomic status from The Plant List version 1.1 (http://www.theplantlist.org/). From these two sources, a taxonomic status is suggested for each taxon name, with corresponding reference names and authorities.
TreeGhatsData also includes ecological and biogeographic information from TBGRI and completed by the botanists of French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP).
Because most vegetation surveys do not provide taxon names at infraspecific level, TreeGhatsData includes both the infraspecific taxa mentioned in Western Ghats and the corresponding specific binomial names.
TreeGhatsData is provided as a CSV file with comma separator.
Bremer, B., Bremer, K., Chase, M. W., Fay, M. F., Reveal, J. L., Soltis, D. E., Soltis, P. S., Stevens, P. F., Anderberg, A. A., Moore, M. J., Olmstead, R. G., Rudall, P. J., Sytsma, K. J., Tank, D. C., Wurdack, K., Xiang, J. Q. Y. & Zmarzty, S. (2009) An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161, 105-121.
Nayar, T., Rasiya Beegam, A. & Sibi, M. (2014) Flowering plants of the Western Ghats, India, Volume 1 Dicots; Volume 2 Monocots. Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute.
Ramesh, B. & Pascal, J.-P. (1997) Atlas of endemics of the Western Ghats (India): distribution of tree species in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India.