Place names

The Data Repository stores and displays various information regarding Romanian spontaneous plants. This data has been aggregated from a number of publications cited in the Sources section of this website. The Data Repository is centered around a plant species-placename(s) (S/P) pair, and includes the following: extended chorological information, placename availability, altitudinal zone, and access points; species taxonomy, morphology, ecology, enedmic or relict status, herbarium information, and european or global distribution; authors, original comments, publications, editors.

The queries listed on this page make use of all the data existing in the FloraRO Data Repository. Since one query cannot display all available details for lack of page space, several have been devised that group the columns by topic. The output of queries can be filtered and sorted using multiple criteria, thus becoming more focused and relevant to the user.


31. Species by (Province) Query
32. Species by (Province; Region; Area) Query
33. Species by (County; Protected area) Query
34. Species by (County; Area) Query
35. Species by (County; Access point) Query
51. Counties and distances Query
54. Protected areas Query

Query output conveys a comprehensive picture of the geographical distribution of the species, the history of their presence or subsequent lack thereof (due to the degradation and destruction of specific habitats, mainly a consequence of human activity), and the contemporary or historical sources that cite them - papers, books or the World Wide Web. As this is work in progress, the Data Repository will hopefully grow over time and include a growing number of sources.

One of the main goals of such a project is to enable a thorough overview of the Romanian native flora and its on-site status. At the time of its publication, The Flora of Romania (FMR) was more or less such a data collection - in printed form. Today, the World Wide Web enables instant, multi-point data access, consequently a website should integrate the very important but outdated opus as well as a large number of books, articles et al. published since. Obviously, to achieve this goal a significant amount of work is necessary, quite probably involving more than the 2-3 people that are now contributing to the FloraRO's Data Repository, especially since its present data volume is perceived as being only 3-5% of its optimal value. One can only hope that this will change for the better as time goes by, just as one should hope that the conservation status and well-being of Romanian native Flora will do the same - even if the present status and trends point towards the opposite.

Data volumes

As of September 2017, the Data Repository of FloraRO contains a number of  21,401 species-place names pairs for  2,748 species,  3,469 taxons from the Romanian Flora (accepted names),  6,869 taxon names (accepted names and synonyms),  119 sources of various types (books, papers, World Wide Web citations etc.),  3,600+ geographical locations,  3,200 place names; a list of  1,255 protected areas (PN, PNa, N2K & RZ) which represent more than 95% of the total; the Index of plant families and genuses of Flora Republicii Populare/Socialiste Române botany encyclopedia ( 1,233 entries); and  3,273 (tagged) titles of botanical romanian and foreign publications.

Input and corrections log

2018_01 Placename geography corrections.