Plant name validation service
One important function of Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) will be to reduce “noise” (misinformation) currently causing so many misunderstandings.
We will offer a name validation service to database managers (e.g. in pharmaceutical research and development, and publishing houses) or individual researchers with existing lists of medicinal plant names. For each name in the lists submitted to us MPNS will:
- confirm its spelling and validity or provide likely corrections if erroneous;
- produce a comprehensive list of synonyms and identify which of these is “preferred” scientifically;
- detect homonyms or other names that are commonly confused with that name;
- detect whether the same plant occurs in the list more than once using different names (a surprisingly common occurrence).
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