|Total names A||347||999||160||1,205||207||2,918|
|Non-current names B||94||183||0||71||14||362|
|Current names C||253||816||160||1,134||193||2,556|
|Species with infraspecies K||1||28||0||34||23||86|
|Current taxa D||252||788||160||1,100||170||2,470|
|Current species E||252||775||160||1,092||164||2,443|
|Manuscript names F||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Phrase names G||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Published species H||252||775||160||1,092||164||2,443|
|Published alien species I||4||0||0||5||1||10|
|Published native species J||248||775||160||1,087||163||2,433|
|Estimated species number L||140,000 1||700 2||200 5||9,000 3||400 4||150,300|
A brief comparison of the 2017 data with the previous year (2016).
Only for the lichens, myxomycetes and for the mosses (bryophyta) of the Perth region, could this information be considered adequate or representative of the diversity of the group. For the remaining groups, specialists have provided an estimate of the actual number of species that could be found to occur in WA once adequate field and taxonomic studies have been made.
Biggs, L. and Chappill, J., (2008). An annotated census of the mosses of the Perth Region, Western Australia. Nuytsia 18 (1) : 1–30.
Cranfield, R.J., (2004). Lichen Census of Western Australia. Nuytsia 15 (2) : 193–220.
Huisman, J.M., Cowan, R.A. & Entwisle, T.J. (1998). Biodiversity of Australian marine macroalgae — a progress report. Bot. Mar. 41: 89–93.
Knight, K.J. and Brims M.H. (2010). Myxomycota census of Western Australia. Nuytsia 20: 283–307.
McCarthy, P.M. (2003). Catalogue of Australian liverworts and hornworts. Flora of Australia supplementary series. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.
Pascoe, I.G. (1991). History of systematic mycology in Australia. In: History of Systematic Botany in Australasia. Ed by: P. Short. Australian Systematic Botany Society Inc. pp. 259–264.
Streimann, H. and Klazenga, N. (2002). Catalogue of Australian mosses. Flora of Australia supplementary series. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.
Watson, R.T., Heywood, V.H., Baste, I., Dias, B., Gamez, R., Janetos, T., Reid, W. & Ruark, G. (1995). Global Biodiversity Assessment. Summary for Policy-Makers. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne. 46 pp.
Compiled by Alex Chapman; last updated on 8 June 2017.
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