Database details

Full name:

IOPI Global Plant Checklist

Short name:



10.0, Aug 2007

Release date:

August 1st, 2007


KL Wilson and WG Berendsohn (eds)

Taxonomic coverage:

Plantae - Cycadophyta; Magnoliophyta - Liliopsida - Juncaceae; Magnoliophyta - Magnoliopsida - Casuarinaceae, Chrysobalanaceae, Irvingiaceae, Myrtaceae pro parte (eucalypts), Rosaceae

Number of species names:

23,216 accepted names; 6,865 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

12,124 accepted names; 4,624 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI) aims to produce a database of all vascular plant species and other products such as a World Flora. The checklist currently holds over 200,000 names and implements the innovative potential taxon concept. Data for the cycads and 6 flowering plant families are included in this Annual Checklist. Cycad data come from World List of Cycads (htttp:// maintained by KD Hill (NSW) & DW Stevenson (New York Botanical Garden), 2004. Casuarinaceace data supplied by KL Wilson and LAS Johnson (†) (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney), 1996. Chrysobalanaceae data supplied by GT Prance & CA Sothers (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew), 2005. Eucalypt data supplied by KD Hill & LC Stanberg (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney), 2004. Irvingiaceae data supplied by DJ Harris (Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh), 1999. Juncaceae data compiled by J Kirschner (Institute of Botany, Pruhonice), 2004. Rosaceae data added by R Pankhurst (Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh) in 2005, revised in 2006/7.


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