Database Details : Conifer Database

Full name: Conifer Database
Short name: Conifer Database
Version: Jan 2014
Release date: 2014-06-18
Authors/editors: Farjon A., Gardner M. & Thomas P.
Taxonomic coverage: Plantae - Tracheophyta - Pinopsida
English name of the group: Conifers
Number of living species 615
Number of living infraspecific taxa 290
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 3,564
Number of common names: 4,229
Total number of names: 8,698
Abstract: The Conifer database is a taxonomic and specimen database of all 615 species of conifers in the world based on herbarium specimens from many herbaria. The database has been compiled primarily as a tool for taxonomic revisions and to produce checklists and monographs. Recent outputs have been A Handbook of the World's Conifers (2010) and An Atlas of the World's Conifers (2013), both by A. Farjon and published by Brill in Leiden. Work on the database is in progress. Over 4,000 new conifer common names in 20 languages and additional references have been contributed as a result of 4D4Life pilot projects.
Organization: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK
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Bibliographic citation: Farjon A., Gardner M. & Thomas P. (2017). Conifer Database (version Jan 2014). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th January 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.