An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas (Science) ($)

Cataloguing of American plants started in the year 1526 with the chronicles by Fernandez de Oviedo that already included the first reports of now widely use crops such as chili pepper and corn. Ulloa-Ulloa et al. present in this article a complete and searchable checklist (large PDF) of all known American vascular plants, that includes 124,993 species, from 6,227 genera and 355 families. These results comprise the 33% of all vascular plants known worldwide to date. (Summary by Isabel Mendoza)  Science 10.1126/science.aao0398