Plant Names in Botanical Databases

This standard defines the taxonomic and nomenclatural concepts associated with the names of plants. It describes the component parts, their functions and their interrelations of significance in structuring a database. The appendices provide an outline of a preliminary data dictionary illustrating possible elements and their properties. It does not provide a data model or a data format.

prior standard 1995
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Header section

Title
Plant Names in Botanical Databases
Permanent IRI (for citations and links)
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/113
Publisher
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Ratified
1995
Status
Prior standard
Category
Best current practice
Abstract
This standard defines the taxonomic and nomenclatural concepts associated with the names of plants. It describes the component parts, their functions and their interrelations of significance in structuring a database. The appendices provide an outline of a preliminary data dictionary illustrating possible elements and their properties. It does not provide a data model or a data format. A data model will be considered at a later date by the TDWG Sub-group considering this standard. Another TDWG Sub-group is preparing XDF (http://www.tdwg.org/standards/108 ), an EXchange Data Format (Allkin & White,1989; White & Allkin, 1992), which provides a language for defining a range of exchange formats for use between taxonomic databases.
Bibliographic citation

TDWG Minimum Standard for Names in Botanical Databases Subgroup. 1995. Plant Names in Botanical Databases. International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases (TDWG) http://www.tdwg.org/standards/106

Parts of the standard

This standard is comprised of one document.

Documents:

Title: Plant Names in Botanical Databases
Permanent IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/pnbd/doc/specification/
Created: 1994-12
Last modified: 1994-12
Contributors:
Frank A Bisby (author) - University of Southampton
Publisher: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
Abstract: This standard defines the taxonomic and nomenclatural concepts associated with the names of plants. It describes the component parts, their functions and their interrelations of significance in structuring a database.
Note: Note: the introduction of this publication provides some historical information about TDWG and early standards it produced or adopted from elsewhere.
Citation: TDWG Minimum Standard for Names in Botanical Databases Subgroup (Author: Frank A. Bisby). 1994. Plant Names in Botanical Databases. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. http://rs.tdwg.org/pnbd/doc/specification/