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The data comprises information on taxonomy (family, genus, specific name, authority, and vernacular name, together with a synonomy), a suite of over 130 ecological and morphological characteristics, vice-county distribution in Britain, European distribution by country, mycorrhizal associations, associated phytophagous insects and fungi. The data are obtained from the literature and therefore coverage varies greatly between species. The data set is therefore incomplete.
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The current version is being continually updated and users are encouraged to submit data. The species list now has over 1800 aliens for which we have data from the English Nature Audit of Alien Species. Some 200 of these taxa have data in the ecological characteristics table and we will be adding to this table as resources permit. The ecological characteristics table now includes 33,000 records from the PLANTATT dataset, kindly provided by M.O. Hill, covering 1637 of the species (including all the native taxa). Over 100 species have had their datasets updated from the Biological Flora papers in the Journal of Ecology. The UK distribution for all species has been enhanced by providing direct links to the NBN Gateway Distribution Maps. The associated fungi have been updated with some 3200 fungi and over 20,000 records, and the associated insect data includes 3.900 insects and 8,500 records. The Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, have kindly allowed us to incorporate their germination data for British native plants which is appended to the ecological characteristics results for each species. Descriptions have been added for all the native and established alien plants in the database and descriptions of the less commmon aliens are being added. Photographs are being added regularly.