|Total names A||141||35||3,727||16,014||19,917|
|Non-current names B||34||11||1,082||4,295||5,422|
|Current names C||107||24||2,645||11,719||14,495|
|Species with infraspecies K||7||0||151||956||1,114|
|Current taxa D||100||24||2,494||10,763||13,381|
|Current alien taxa||8||7||359||835||1,209|
|Current native taxa||92||17||2,135||9,928||12,172|
|Current species E||98||24||2,336||9,766||12,224|
|Current alien species||8||7||351||824||1,190|
|Current native species||90||17||1,985||8,942||11,034|
|Manuscript names F||0||0||36||224||260|
|Phrase names G||0||0||267||1,073||1,340|
|Published species H||98||24||2,060||8,629||10,811|
|Published alien species I||8||7||351||822||1,188|
|Published native species J||90||17||1,709||7,807||9,623|
A brief comparison of the 2010 data with the previous year (2009).
This is also the first floristic summary published subsequent to the WA Herbarium's adoption of the APGIII classification, which has seen a major rearrangement of family (and some generic) concepts and relationships. These changes are not so noticeable at the species rank, however, you will notice that the accompanying 'Green's Census' tables are now arranged according to the new linear sequence and detail the currently accepted familial classification.
Table 2 below compares the number of taxa at each major rank in the four 'classical' vascular plant groups under the old Englerian classification (2009) and the new APGIII classification (2010). (Cf. Table 4 from 'Green's Census'.)
While the current contents are manual concatenations of census data, or static tables drawn from recent published works, it is intended that future versions of this page will contain live flora statistics drawn directly from the constantly maintained datasets held at the Western Australian Herbarium. At that time we would also seek to disseminate the standard logic behind the accurate calculation of these statistics. In this way, not only will the latest figures be available at all times, but the correct methodology for calculating and applying those figures will become better understood.
Compiled by Alex Chapman; last updated on 1 June 2010.
There is a diminishing relationship between figures in subsequent rows of the table, as figures in each category are subtracted from the ones above. For example: in each column: A − B = C.
Highlighted rows are the recommended figures if you need: