The Checklist hierarchy is a listing of all taxonomic names available in The Compleat Botanica. The hierarchy allows you to expand or collapse portions of the tree to see taxonomic names subordinate to the selected name. Simply double click on any name to see all related entries one rank below. To expand the entire tree below the selected name hold down the <CTRL> key while double-clicking. Use caution when doing this from the higher ranks since the retrieval and display of many thousands of lower entries may take a very long time.
New names may be added and obsolete or incorrect names may be deleted using the buttons at the bottom of the hierarchy. This is an advanced option for people working in the field of nomenclature and taxonomy.
At the time of this writing some entries are of uncertain parentage and have been placed under a parent named "<incertae>". If you are an expert in a particular field of botany you can correctly assign these entries to their proper parentage using the Reclassify feature.
Note that the additions, deletions, and reclassifications performed on the checklist is done on a per-database case. To copy the modified checklist to another database, use the export and import features.
Table of botanical ranks
The rank of each entry is identified by the green icon to the left of the name. Here is a table of the codes used within the hierarchy:
Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica
Reclassifying a plant taxon
Corrected family assignments
Checklist of botanical names
Last reviewed March 25, 2004