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Systematics Section/ASPT

Shipunov, Alexey [1].

Flora of North Dakota project: second year.

North Dakota is one of the the least botanically researched states. "Flora of North Dakota" project began in the spring of 2011. From May through October we visited 41 localities and collected more than 1,400 plant samples. The samples were placed into the herbarium collection of Minot State University (now internationally recognized as MISU). Several species new for the state were found. After a thorough analysis of available herbarium databases and species lists, the first checklist of North Dakota plants was created and put on-line ( http://ashipunov.info/shipunov/fnddb/index.htm ). Amazingly, the state has almost 400 species more than was previously estimated (1,987 vs.1,500). Several hundred samples were selected and supplied for barcoding analysis ("FOND" barcoding project on http://www.boldsystems.org/views/projectlist.php?searchBy=Project+Code&filter=FOND ). Since localities sampled in 2011 did not cover even half of the "botanical white spots" of the state, we are going to continue our sampling in the summer of 2012.

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Related Links:
Flora of North Dakota: Checklist
Barcoding of Life Flora of North Dakota project (FOND)


1 - Minot State University, Biology, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND, 58707, USA

Keywords:
North Dakota
flora
on-line database
barcoding.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 47
Location: Union C/Hyatt
Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: 47002
Abstract ID:231


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