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.
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.
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