METADATA FOR THE BCCDC DATA
Prepared by the British columbia conservation data centre (BCCDC)
BC Vascular Plant Distribution
Douglas, G.W., D. Meidinger, and J. Pojar. 2002. Illustrated flora
of British Columbia. Volume 8. General summary, maps and keys.
Min. of Sustain. Resource Manage. And Min. of Forests. Victoria,
B.C. 457 p.
This file includes point representation of many collection sites
for 2871 vascular plant taxa in British Columbia. Not all herbaria
were checked; therefore not all plant collection sites are included.
The exception is rare native vascular plants, for which virtually
all known collections were mapped. This file does not include
tree species. A number of species, with two or more subspecies
or varieties have been combined (sens. lat.). These data are intended
to illustrate the general area of the province with known records
for the species, so that it supplements the identification keys
of the Illustrated Flora. It is not intended as a definitive distribution
This file was created from a variety of information sources, including
field notes, published floras, drawn maps, and museum herbarium
passed quality control check on 10% of the records
from 100 metres to 100 kilometres; more generalized for widespread
species, whereas rare species (red or blue listed) are mapped
as precisely as possible from the data record with the specimen.
date: May 2002