I’ve been building a species check-list for my project area and have been manually adding species.
A large number of plant species names are simply not recognized by iNat, nor by the external name provider iNat uses. Which sources does iNat rely on for the name recognition?
I’ve been checking names against http://www.theplantlist.org/
The examples of accepted plant species names not being found on iNat are too numerous to list, but here a few examples from a brief list from the last batch I’ve been adding (these examples are listed as accepted names, not synonyms, by ThePlantList.org):
and many more.
Are there any plans to update the plant species name list in the future so as to have a more comprehensive iNat database?