Euro+Med PlantBase - Preview of the new data portal

Euro+Med Plantbase covers all native and introduced vascular plants from Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caucasus. At present, hybrids and taxa below the rank of subspecies are not treated.

Euro+Med PlantBase integrates and critically evaluates information from Flora Europaea, Med-Checklist, Flora of Macaronesia and from regional and national floras and checklists as well as additional taxonomic and floristic literature. This is complemented by the European and Mediterranean taxa of several families taken from the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP) and of the Leguminosae from the International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS). Euro+Med PlantBase is continuously updated by an international network of taxonomic and regional editors and advisers, coordinated by the Euro+Med PlantBase Secretariat at the Botanic Garden Berlin.

Euro+Med PlantBase is now accessible via a new data portal, which is still partly under development. The new portal makes full use of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy and all data have been migrated from the old system to the new. One of the most important features of the new portal is that corrections and additions to the database, e.g. new taxa and new area records, are immediately visible on the taxon pages.

The new data portal is not yet in its final version and there are still a number of known issues that have to be solved. However, because updating of the old database has been discontinued, the Euro+Med PlantBase Secretariat has decided to put the new portal online for review and information access.


Please send any comments, suggestions for improvement, corrections etc. to the Euro+Med Secretariat, Berlin, BGBM:

e.raab-straube [at]

How to cite us

For bibliographic citations of parts of the Euro+Med plantbase we suggest using the format of this example:

Uotila P. (2011+): Chenopodiaceae (pro parte majore). – In: Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. – Published at [accessed DATE].

If you wish to cite the entire database please use:

Euro+Med 2006+ [continuously updated]: Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. – Published at [accessed DATE] (but consider that this will not give due credit to the authors).