The concept of " potential taxa " in databases

  title={The concept of " potential taxa " in databases},
  author={Walter G. Berendsohn},
The concept of a "potential taxon" as a nameand literature-related data area in botanical databases is introduced. A potential taxon is a name with taxon circumscription information attached to it by means of one or more literature references. As a compromise solution between linking information in database systems entirely to specimen data or only to accepted names, using potential taxa can effectively preserve information links without hindering rapid database input and information processing… CONTINUE READING
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