IAPT - International Association for Plant Taxonomy

Projects effected or supported by IAPT

[Please note that most projects commenced after 1999 are not yet listed.]

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
The St. Louis and the Tokyo-Code are available on-line from Berlin.

The database of plant names registered 01 January 1998 - 30 July 1999 at Berlin
Includes almost 10,000 names of new taxa, new combinations and substitute names having been entered  during the registration trial phase from 01 January 1998 through 30 July 1999.  For your convenience, this database is kept available. 

Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)
The Index Nominum Genericorum (ING), a collaborative project of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) and the Smithsonian Institution, was initiated in 1954 as a compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Index Herbariorum
The on-line version of the international index of herbarium collections.

Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium Project
The project is supported by the International Association for Plant Taxonomy and the Norton-Brown Herbarium of the University of Maryland.

Names in Current Use (NCU)
The NCU-3 database (Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera) remains on-line.

Draft BioCode
Fourth draft of the prospective international rules for the scientific names of organisms.

IOPI Global Plant Checklist
IAPT has contributed to the prototyping of the IOPI GPC Database.

Databases which have incorporated data from IAPT publications (examples):

The Botanical Collectors Database at Harvard [now included in the "Index of Botanists"] "The names and information on collectors and collecting teams was obtained from numerous sources, but the largest number of records is derived from the International Association for Plant Taxonomy's (IAPT) Index Herbariorum series, Index Herbariorum, Part II, Collectors A-Z and from the list of staff members in the 8th edition of Index Herbariorum, Part I, The Herbaria of the World. The records make use of the 7-bit ASCII character set. Names that use diacritical marks have been flattened to their nearest ascii equivalant."

The Publications database at Harvard [now the "Index of Botanical Publications"]
Includes the titles and abbreviations of publications from Taxonomic Literature, second edition (TL2) (Stafleu and Cowan, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1985, 1988), and Taxonomic Literature, edition 2, Supplement (TL2/S) (Stafleu and Mennega, 1992, 1993, 1995).

by International Association for Plant Taxonomy. This page last updated 29 Dec 2005