- Plant Names in Botanical Databases
- Permanent IRI (for citations and links)
- Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
- Prior standard
- Best current practice
- 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.
Title: Plant Names in Botanical Databases
Permanent IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/pnbd/doc/specification/
Last modified: 1994-12
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/