CITES and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The CITES Nomenclature Committee co-ordinates the production of standard CITES references for plants. The checklists are produced by using an international panel of experts on the plants concerned, and are adopted as standard references by the CITES CoP. To date Kew has been particularly involved in the preparation of:
To date four volumes of the CITES Orchid Checklist have been published. The text is trilingual, English, French and Spanish.
CITES Orchid Checklists 1-3. Volumes 1, 2 & 3 have been produced as one combined output available here in pdf format. Checklist 1 covers the genera Cattleya, Constantia, Cypripedium, Laelia, Pahiopedilum, Paraphalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis, Phragmipedium, Pleione, Sophronitis and Sophronitella. Checklist 2 covers Cymbidium, Dendrobium (selected sections), Disa, Dracula and Encyclia. Checklist 3 covers Aerangis, Angraecum, Ascocentrum, Bletilla, Brassavola, Calanthe, Catasetum, Miltonia, Miltonioides, Miltoniopsis, Renanthera, Renantherella, Rhynchostylis, Rossioglossum, Vanda and Vandopsis.
- Introduction - Introduction (Acrobat .pdf file 631Kb)
- Part I : All names in current use - PART I All names (Acrobat .pdf file 939Kb)
- Part II: Accepted names in current use - PART II Names in current use (Acrobat .pdf file 1.7 MB)
- Part III: Country Checklist - PART III Country distribution (Acrobat .pdf file 803Kb)
CITES Orchid Checklist 4 (2006) is available here in pdf format and contains the genera Aerides, Coelogyne, Comparettia and Masdevallia .
CITES Orchid Checklist 4 ( Acrobat .pdf file 814Kb)
CITES Cactaceae Checklist 2nd Edition. The second edition of this book was prepared by David Hunt, assisted by the International Organisation for Succulent Plant Study (IOS). Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1999. The text is not available as a download. Work will begin on a third edition in 2007. When completed, the third edition will be available on the web.
CITES Bulb Checklist, Davis, A. P., McGough, H. N., Mathew, B. & Grey-Wilson, C. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1999. Produced as a tool for the day-to-day implementation of CITES this book will be of equal value to botanists, horticulturists, growers, collectors and gardeners. It is a quick and easy reference to the accepted names of Cyclamen, Galanthus and Sternbergia, with identification keys, synonyms and information on distribution.
CITES Bulb Checklist (Acrobat .pdf file 637Kb)
CITES Carnivorous Plants Checklist, Von Arx B., Schlauer, J. & Groves, M. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 2001. This checklist incorporates the largest collection of published names for Dionaea, Nepenthes and Sarracenia, the three carnivorous plant genera included in the CITES Appendices.
CITES Carnivorous Plant Checklist (Acrobat .pdf file 415Kb)
CITES Aloe and Pachypodium Checklist, Eggli, U., Newton, L. E. & Rowley, G. D. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 2001. Following the format of previous checklists, there is an alphabetical listing of all names in current usage, an alphabetical listing by accepted name and an alphabetical listing by country of distribution.
CITES Aloe and Pachypodium Checklist (Acrobat .pdf file 587Kb)
CITES Checklists and User's Guides are available from the CITES section of kewbooks.com