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ready Economic Botany Data Collection Standard

Abbreviation: EBDCS

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This standard provides a system whereby uses of plants (in their cultural context) can be described, using standardised descriptors and terms, and attached to taxonomic data sets. It resulted from discussions at the International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases for Plant Sciences (TDWG) between 1989 and 1992. Users and potential users of the standard include: economic botanists and ethnobotanists whose purpose is to record all known information about the uses of a taxon; educationalists, taxonomists, biochemists, anatomists etc. who wish to record plant use, often at a broad level; economic botany collection curators who need to describe accurately the uses and values of specimens in their collections; bibliographers who need to describe plant uses referred to in publications and to apply keywords consistently for ease of data retrieval. While this standard is still in use, it is no longer actively maintained (labelled as prior on the TDWG website).

How to cite this record EBDCS; Economic Botany Data Collection Standard; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:27 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 24 2022 10:56 a.m.

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Record added: Oct. 6, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
Record updated: Aug. 7, 2016, 3:04 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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New categories for traditional medicine in the Economic Botany Data Collection Standard.

Gruca M,Camara-Leret R,Macia MJ,Balslev H
J Ethnopharmacol 2014

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