Names and Taxonomy

Use our resources to find accepted plant and fungal names, lists of synonyms and medicinal plant name information.

The Palm House
  • Aerial view of forest.

    Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)

    A not-for-profit, scientific and educational association formed to establish international collaboration among the creators, managers and users of biodiversity information.

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  • Forgotten Kingdom - Yellow Lichen

    Index Fungorum

    Contains names of fungi (including yeasts, lichens, chromistan fungal analogues, protozoan fungal analogues and fossil forms) at all ranks.

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  • Ferns in the Princess of Wales Conservatory


    The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes.

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  • Bags of Chinese herbs

    Medicinal Plant Names Services

    Includes the scientific, pharmaceutical, trade and common names used for herbal substances or for plants reported to have medicinal use.

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  • Ipomoea prolifera in bloom


    Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.

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  • Close-up of Nepenthes in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

    Vascular Plant Families and Genera

    Data taken from the publication Vascular Plant Families and Genera compiled by R. K. Brummitt and published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1992.

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  • World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

    Providing the latest peer reviewed and published opinions on the accepted scientific names and synonyms of selected plant families.

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