Full name: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Short name: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Version: 27 Nov 2009
Release date: 2009-11-27
Authors/editors: R. Govaerts (ed). See http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/compilersReviewers.do for the list of reviewers.
Taxonomic coverage: Plantae - Ginkgophyta, Gnetophyta, Magnoliophyta - 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 NEW! , Ixioliriaceae, Joinvilleaceae, Juncaginaceae, Lanariaceae, Liliaceae, Lowiaceae, Marantaceae, Mayacaceae, Melanthiaceae, Musaceae, Nartheciaceae, Orchidaceae, Pandanaceae, Petermanniaceae, Petrosaviaceae, Philesiaceae, Philydraceae, Pontederiaceae, Posidoniaceae, Rapateaceae, Restionaceae, Rhipogonaceae, Ruppiaceae, Scheuchzeriaceae, Smilacaceae, Stemonaceae, Strelitziaceae, Tecophilaeaceae, Thurniaceae, Tofieldiaceae, Triuridaceae, Typhaceae, Velloziaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Xeronemataceae, Xyridaceae, Zingiberaceae, Zosteraceae
Magnoliopsida - Araliaceae, Betulaceae, Campanulaceae NEW! , Centroplacaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fagaceae, Garryaceae, Hydatellaceae, Magnoliaceae, Myrtaceae except Eucaliptus, Nothofagaceae, Pandaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Picrodendraceae, Putranjivaceae, Rubiaceae, Sapotaceae, Ticodendraceae.
English name of the group: 97 families of seed plants, including almost complete monocots
Number of species: 93,954
Number of infraspecific taxa: 10,534
Number of synonyms: 182,111
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 286,599
Abstract: These global plant family checklists are compiled at 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.
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK
Website: http://apps.kew.org/