Full name: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Short name: WCSP
Version: Oct 2011
Release date: 2011-10-11
Authors/editors: Govaerts R. (ed). For a full list of reviewers see: http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/compilersReviewers.do
Taxonomic coverage: Plantae - Tracheophyta - Ginkgoopsida, Gnetopsida, Liliopsida - Acoraceae, Alismataceae, Alstroemeriaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Anarthriaceae, Aponogetonaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Asparagaceae, Asteliaceae, Blandfordiaceae, Boryaceae, Bromeliaceae, Burmanniaceae, Butomaceae, Campynemataceae, Cannaceae, Centrolepidaceae, Colchicaceae, Commelinaceae, Corsiaceae, Costaceae, Cyclanthaceae, Cymodoceaceae, Cyperaceae, Dasypogonaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Doryanthaceae, Ecdeiocoleaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Flagellariaceae, Haemodoraceae, Hanguanaceae, Heliconiaceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Hypoxidaceae, Iridaceae, Ixioliriaceae, Joinvilleaceae, Juncaginaceae, Lanariaceae, Liliaceae, Lowiaceae, Marantaceae, Mayacaceae, Melanthiaceae, Musaceae, Nartheciaceae, Orchidaceae, Pandanaceae, Petermanniaceae, Petrosaviaceae, Philesiaceae, Philydraceae, Poaceae, Pontederiaceae, Posidoniaceae, Rapateaceae, Restionaceae, Rhipogonaceae, Ruppiaceae, Scheuchzeriaceae, Smilacaceae, Stemonaceae, Strelitziaceae, Tecophilaeaceae, Thurniaceae, Tofieldiaceae, Triuridaceae, Typhaceae, Velloziaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Xeronemataceae, Xyridaceae, Zingiberaceae, Zosteraceae
Plantae - Tracheophyta - Magnoliopsida - Araliaceae, Betulaceae, Campanulaceae, Caryocaraceae, Centroplacaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fagaceae, Garryaceae, Hydatellaceae, Magnoliaceae, Myrtaceae (except Eucalyptus), Nothofagaceae, Pandaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Picrodendraceae, Putranjivaceae, Rubiaceae, Sapotaceae, Ticodendraceae
English name of the group: 99 families of seed plants
Number of species: 106,715
Number of infraspecific taxa: 10,725
Number of synonyms: 235,848
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 353,288
Abstract: These global plant family checklists are facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Each family checklist aims to provide the correct scientific name and includes all known published and accepted species and infraspecific taxa with their synonyms. They include the global distribution both in a narrative form and as the Botanical country codes as defined by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group. Pertinent nomenclatural and other comments as well as life-forms are included. Poaceae data is derived from Grassbase - the online world grassflora, W.D. Clayton, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson (www.kew.org/data/grasses-db.html).
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK
Website: http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/home.do