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ready Plant occurrence and status scheme

Abbreviation: POSS

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The Plant Occurrence and Status Scheme (POSS) has been developed to provide standard terms for recording the occurrence of a plant taxon for a specific location. As with all standards, POSS aims to provide both a clear, unambiguous framework for information management, and at the same time provides a mechanism for information exchange.While this standard is still in use, it is no longer actively maintained (and is labelled as prior on the TDWG website).


Countries that developed this resource United Kingdom

Created in 1995

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How to cite this record POSS; Plant occurrence and status scheme; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:36 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 23 2022 11:41 a.m.

Record added: Dec. 16, 2015, 11:54 a.m.
Record updated: Aug. 8, 2016, 5:44 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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