Priority Taxa

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First Priority taxa (Australian taxa only)

Taxa in this category will have data of maximum reliability, as far as current taxonomic knowledge allows. Total number of collections: approx. 842,957; 21% to database.

[The above were the subject of ERIN-funded data capture at most herbaria in the period 1992-6; consequently rapid progress with these can be expected, with data validation the main task and, at most herbaria, only a minor component of new entry.]

Second Priority taxa (other highly important families/groups; Australian taxa only)

Taxa in this category will have data of maximum reliability, as far as current taxonomic knowledge allows. Total number of collections: approx. 1,250,077; 40% to database.

Third priority taxa

Taxa in this category will have taxonomic data as reliable as current knowledge and resources allow, and geographic data of a moderately reliable standard (but not exhaustively checked).

Fourth priority taxa

Taxa in this category will have taxonomic and geographic data of variable standard, with significant validation effort being directed only at taxa of research and weed-potential interest.

AVH Targets

1 July 2001 Begin data capture of First Priority Taxa, incl. validation
30 June 2002 Completion First Priority Taxa data capture & validation.
30 June 2004 Completion of Second Priority Taxa data capture & validation.
30 June 2006 Completion of Third and Fourth Priority Taxa

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National Herbarium of New South Wales
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Herbarium of the Northern Territory
Parks & Wildlife Commission NT Australian National Herbarium
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research Queensland Herbarium
Environmental Protection Agency Western Australian Herbarium
Conservation and Land Management Tasmanian Herbarium
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery National Herbarium of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne State Herbarium of South Australia
Plant Biodiversity Centre Australian Biological Resources Study Australian Government
 
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