International Plant Names Index

The International Plant Names Index ( IPNI ) is a database of botanical names for seed plants and ferns. It was created in collaboration between Royal Botanic Gardens Kew ( "Index Kewensis " ), Harvard University Herbaria (Gray Herbarium Index ) and Australian National Herbarium ( Apni ). The standard for the author's abbreviation is based on the recommendations of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and goes back to the British by botanists Richard Kenneth Brummitt and Powell Emma C. 1992 published standard work of botanical nomenclature Authors of Plant Names. Since 1998, the database is maintained at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Further Reading

  • J. Croft, N. Cross, P. Hinchcliffe, E. Nic Lughadha, PF Stevens, JG West, G. Whitbread: Plant Names for the 21st Century: The International Plant Names Index, a Distributed Data Source of general accessibility. In: taxon. Volume 48, Number 2, 1999, pp. 317-324 ( JSTOR ).
  • Eimear Nic Lughadha: Towards a Working List of All Known Plant Species. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Volume 359, number 1444, 2004, pp. 681-687 (PDF online, 101 kB).