Checklist of botanical names used in The Compleat Botanica
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Checklist of botanical names used in The Compleat Botanica

The rules for taxonomic nomenclature have been under refinement ever since Linneaus first developed the binomial naming system. The International Botanical Congress has been meeting every 10 years since 1850 to keep the rules acceptable and fair. The Sixteenth Congress adopted the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) in August of 1999. This is the authoritative reference on how names are formulated, how duplicates are resolved, and how exceptions to the rules are handled. It is published as “International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (St Louis Code)”, W. Greuter Chairman, Regnum Vegetabile 131, Koeltz Scientific Books, Königstein: 2000.

The source field of each name in the The Compleat Botanica Checklist gives an abbreviated reference to the publication from which the taxon, its author, and its original publication were obtained. The chart below lists the full citation for these abbreviated source fields.

Checklist “source” field Taxa covered Citation
Margulis regnum and divisio (phylum) “Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth", Lynn Margulis & Karlene V. Schwartz, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York NY USA, 1982.
UCMP regnum, divisio, classis, ordo UMP Taxon Lift, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Regents of the University of California, 1994-2001.
Reveal classis, ordo, familia Index Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium Project.  Reveal, J.L., Index Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium Project, 1995-2001.
Turner ordo, familia “Botanica”, pp. 959-962, R.G. Turner Jr. & Ernie Wasson, Editors, Random House Australia Pty Ltd.
Savela

classis, ordo, familia

Life forms list, Markku Savela, 2001.
Hole classis, ordo, familia A Checklist of the Vascular Plant Families, Robert B. Hole, Jr., BiologyBase, 1995-2001.
Jepson families “The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California”, pp 1319-1321, James C. Hickman, editor, The Regents of the University of California: 1996
RBG genus Famfiles, Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2000.
NRCS genus, species, variety USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1 The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 

Alternative classifications of the families are available from:

Classification of Flowering Plants, Kåre Bremer, Mark W. Chase, and Peter F. Stevens, The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 1998, Dept. of Systematic Botany, Uppsala University.

See also

   Colors used in The Compleat Botanica

   Soil types used in The Compleat Botanica

   Climate zones used in The Compleat Botanica

   Sample database citations

   Fragrance classifications used in The Compleat Botanica

   Distribution classifications used in The Compleat Botanica

   Citations and references

Last reviewed January 26, 2004   

 

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