Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area
Organisation pour l'Étude Phyto-Taxonomique de la Région Méditerranéene


The purposes of OPTIMA are:


  1. to stimulate and coordinate research activities, exploration, conservation and resource studies within the Mediterranean area;
  2. to promote the collation and exchange of information regarding the plant life of the region
  3. to foster the training of Mediterranean plant taxonomists;
  4. to support efforts to strengthen the resources and taxonomist infrastructure of Mediterranean institutions.


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