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This work brings together more than 18,000 common names used in Spanish to designate plants in Colombia, as well as some names in the Creole English of the Caribbean islands of San Andrés and Old Providence. It brings together the largest collection of Colombian plant common names ever documented. All names recorded for each species are presented, providing information about the name’s origin, when known, and the regions where it is applied.
Cultivar Checklists for Ornamental Plants 2000 is an updated version of Appendix XI, Checklists of Ornamental Cultivars, of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants-1995, pp.89-140, which in turn was taken from Arnoldia 55(4):1-59 (1994-1995). Additions, corrections and updates to this list will appear on these Web pages.
A collection of species names that are worth a second look. Some names are interesting for what they are named after; some are puns; and some show other kinds of wordplay; some have achieved notability through accident of history, and many show the sense of humor of taxonomists. The site is organized around: Rules gives a brief overview of the rules governing biological naming (and, along the way, includes several curious examples). Etymology lists names that are notable for what they are named after. Puns lists names which are unusual for how they sound. Wordplay includes all unusual features of names other than their meaning and pronunciation. Gene Names lists a few of the interesting names which have been given to genes. Misc. includes things which do not fit elsewhere, including other curious biological terms, interesting stories about names, and some creative writing. References includes also links, acknowledgements, and a list of the newest entries.
This list has evolved from Arnold Menke's classic article "Funny or curious zoological names" (BOGUS, Volume -2, 1993 April Fool's Issue; 24-27 [yes, that's volume *negative* 2]), expanded to include some fungi and plants.
A sampling of plants of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, both present and historic, and with a few others added in that are native to Minnesota or can be found in Minnesota or can be grown in Minnesota
A sampling of plants of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, both present and historic, and with a few others added in that are native to Minnesota or can be found in Minnesota or can be grown in Minnesota.
IFPNI provides an authoritative online, open-access, community-generated registry of fossil plant nomenclature as a service to the global scientific community. Dynamic data base documents all nomenclatural novelties (new scientific names of extinct organisms) and associated data, including registration of the scientific publications containing nomenclatural acts and authors generated taxonomic literature in palaeobotany and palaeontology in general, and allied disciplines.
A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
Alphabetical Listing by Genera of Validly Published Suprageneric Names
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and fern allies.
to create an easily accessible database with reliable information on species names and their hierarchical classification. The database will be reviewed periodically to ensure high quality with valid classifications, revisions, and additions of newly described species. The ITIS includes documented taxonomic information of flora and fauna from both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.
A list of Kew's scientific databases. This includes Kew's collection databases, plant name resources and world checklists.
The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project has been collating and cataloguing information on published type designations for Linnaean plant names and, where none exists, has been collaborating with specialists in designating appropriate types.
Aggregated list of plant name databases and search engines in multiple languages
Originally published as part of the Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations together with a Synoptic Bibliography of the Dissertations and a Concordance for Selected Editions (Robert W. Kiger, Charlotte A. Tancin and Gavin D. R. Bridson, 1999). The database of the Original Linnaean Dissertations, compiled by Tancin and based on a handlist prepared by Bridson, includes in each entry the Lidén number, respondent, title, date of defense, pagination, short title, Lidén title, Soulsby title, Drake title and note
The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). The Plant List includes 1,040,426 scientific plant names of species rank. Of these 298,900 are accepted species names. The Plant List contains 620 plant families and 16,167 plant genera.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

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The first check-list is a list of currently accepted GrassWorld species with authors, place of publication and TDWG Level 1 Distributions - EUROPE, AFRICA,TEMPERATE ASIA,TROPICAL ASIA, AUSTRALASIA, PACIFIC, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ANTARCTIC. Subfamily and Tribe Classification follow GPWG and subsequent grass phylogenetic literature.
The INA is a card file maintained by Paul Silva at the Herbarium of the University of California. It contains nearly 200,000 names of algae (in the broad sense).
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
The data presented here are taken from the publication Vascular Plant Families and Genera compiled by R. K. Brummitt and published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1992.