Ken Fern’s Plants for a Future database

Somebody wrote to me recently and told me that the guy who originally compiled the Plants for a Future database back in the 80s and early 90s, Ken Fern, and kindly sent me the entire database on 10 of those old diskettes (pre-Internet days) for free has his own site: 
Not only that, but he has launched a tropical database with so far 11,906 species (reachable from the above link or directly to
The temperate database is also updated and is at
Consider donating as I just did!
Unless I’m corrected, it seems that these are now the links to use!
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