|The family name is the artificial grouping used by botanists to group plants with similar characteristics together. Whereas
species within a genus have the ability to cross pollinate, no such
scientific certainty can be placed upon family names. Thus
different botanists use similar but sometimes conflicting family
When a new record is created the family name is
automatically filled in by the software.
Some plants are also placed in a tribe which hierarchically falls
between the ranks of genus and family. Tribal assignments can
be seen in the taxonomic checklist.
The family is displayed using a drop-down list. The botanical name spell-checker
is invoked when typing within the text area of this item.
list of similarly spelled names is available after you've typed at
least one letter.
|A text value up to 30 characters in length.
Import / export notes
When importing and exporting the column name for this item is
When importing with the Merge option, the existing value of this item will be
completely overwritten by the value specified in the input file.
This name is automatically formatted with the rules for family names, that is,
everything is set to uppercase.
The appearance of -ACEĈ and -ACEAE
at the end of the name is ignored, as family names are always stored
internally with the ending -ACEAE.
If this column does not appear in an import file, the family name
is automatically supplied by the software when a new record is
||Exported with the ending -ACEĈ or -ACEAE
depending on the current customization rules in effect.
||When Ĉ is the current customization rule the
name is output with the XML value Æ
The replacement tag is <cb:Family>.
The possible attributes for this tag are shown below.
Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
||Show this name as it's stored. The ending
-ACEĈ is never used in HTML publications, only -ACEAE is used.
||Replace this tag with nothing.
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Last reviewed March 25, 2004