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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Header section

Title
Authors of Plant Names
Permanent IRI (for citations and links)
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/101
Publisher
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Ratified
1992
Status
Prior standard
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.
Bibliographic citation

Brummitt, R. K. and C. E. Powell. 1992. Authors of Plant Names Standard. International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases (TDWG) http://www.tdwg.org/standards/101

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.

Parts of the standard

This standard is comprised of one document.

Documents:

Title: Authors of Plant Names
Permanent IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/apn/doc/data/
Created: 1992
Last modified: 1992
Contributors:
Richard K. Brummitt (author)
C. Emma Powell (author)
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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.
Note: Note: Authors of Plant Names eBook is behind a GBP 60 paywall (http://shop.kew.org/authors-of-plant-names-11770). Since 1998, the database of author names and their standard forms has been maintained and updated online as part of The International Plant Names Index (http://www.ipni.org/).
Citation: Brummitt, R. K. and C. E. Powell. 1992. Authors of Plant Names. Kew Publishing. ISBN: 1842460854 http://rs.tdwg.org/apn/doc/data/1992