Authors of Plant Names

An index of authors of plant scientific names. Includes flowering plants, gymnosperms, pteridophytes, bryophytes, algae, fungi and fossil plants. Full names, dates of birth and death when known, recommended abbreviations and groups in which names have been published, are given for each author. Authors of Plant Names has been incorporated into the International Plant Names Index (IPNI).

prior standard 1992
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Title
Authors of Plant Names
Date created
1992-10-01
Status
Prior standard
Category
Permanent IRI
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/101
Abstract
An index of authors of plant scientific names. Includes flowering plants, gymnosperms, pteridophytes, bryophytes, algae, fungi and fossil plants. Full names, dates of birth and death when known, recommended abbreviations and groups in which names have been published, are given for each author.
Creator
Brummitt RK & Powell CE
Bibliographic citation

Brummitt RK & Powell CE (eds) (1992) Authors of plant names. A list of authors of scientific names of plants, with recommended standard form of their names including abbreviations. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pp [4], 732. ISBN 0947643443

Where is the Brummitt & Powell "Authors of Plant Names" database?

Since 1998 the database of author names and their standard forms (which formed the basis of the Brummitt & Powell's (1992) Authors of Plant Names) has been maintained and updated on line as part of the Plant Names Project. This database represents a significant improvement to the static one which was hitherto available on our website since it is continuously updated with new entries and additions/corrections to existing entries. Names are still standardized according to the Brummitt & Powell rules; and you can now find authors in the International Plant Names Index (IPNI) database.

Authors of Plant Names and TDWG

The Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG) adopted the original printed version of Brummitt & Powell (1992) as their data standard for Authors of Plant Names. The adoption of the current live database is still currently under discussion. This would represent a new precedent for TDWG in that all standards adopted to date have been static and in hard copy.