Where can I download a complete list or dataset of every plant species in the world?

  • $\begingroup$ If you download the tree of life 85mb file, it's updated often, although it contains all species of all living things. there are probably resources related to that, and sub sections with the different supergroups and kingdoms. $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2020 at 15:50

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This website claims to contain all the plant species we know of (and also contains some statistics on the state of their collection). Keep in mind that there are many species that have yet to be found or assessed correctly. The world is a big place.


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    $\begingroup$ A web-crawler may assist in downloading the information for yourself - from this site :) $\endgroup$
    – Andrew
    Aug 24, 2020 at 5:47
  • $\begingroup$ web-crawling, web scraping, maybe on kaggle there is a list too :) $\endgroup$
    – Ark Lomas
    Aug 24, 2020 at 7:03
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    $\begingroup$ @Andrew Interestingly, there is an option to download either your search result or per-family data in CSV format - for later machine processing $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2020 at 15:31
  • $\begingroup$ Fantastic, that is even better. $\endgroup$
    – Andrew
    Aug 24, 2020 at 22:18

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